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Allan Ahlberg - Author


Allan Ahlberg was born in Croydon in 1938, but grew up in Oldbury, near Birmingham. From the age of twelve, his dream was to be a writer. Before he fulfilled his ambition, he tried his hand at a variety of other jobs including postman, grave digger, plumber's mate and teacher. He is much loved by teachers throughout the country for his two phenomenally successful poetry collections, Heard it in the Playground and Please, Mrs Butler, which look at the funny side of life at school.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Allan Ahlberg

The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood by Allan Ahlberg
The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood
Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated and written in prose and poetry it’s an impressionistic look back to Allan Ahlberg’s own childhood, which, you quickly realised has been woven through the books he’s written for children. He wonders if it’s actually his memories he’s recalling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood by Allan Ahlberg
The Bucket Memories of an Inattentive Childhood
Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated and written in prose and poetry it’s an impressionistic look back to Allan Ahlberg’s own childhood, which, you quickly realised has been woven through the books he’s written for children. He wonders if it’s actually his memories he’s recalling...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Friendly Matches by Allan Ahlberg
Friendly Matches
Allan Ahlberg
A wonderful collection of poetry covering all the ups and downs of football. Marvellous stuff from the author of those playground classics Heard it in the Playground and Please Mrs Butler.
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 01/08/2002

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