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Please Mrs Butler

By Allan Ahlberg

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 30 August 1984
Happy 30th birthday, Please Mrs Butler!This witty collection of school poems by Allan Ahlberg, re-jacketed for its 30th anniversary and for a whole new generation of school children to fall in love with, is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarreling, making-up, excuses and 'Please, Sir, it isn't fair.' Fritz Wegner's line drawings beautifully complement the hilarious and poignant verses.Please Mrs Butler was voted the most important twentieth-century children's poetry book in a Books for Keeps poll.

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. The Telegraph described him as 'By far our best writer for the young.'

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Hilarious and poignant verses about primary school life. A real winner * Guardian * Clever, funny and nostalgic, the collection is a delight * Sunday Times * The most important 20th-century children's poetry book * Books for Keeps poll *

EAN: 9780140314946
ISBN: 0140314946
Publisher: Puffin
Dimensions: 19.9 x 13.2 x 0.7 centimetres (0.09 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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