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Alan Ahlberg

Born on 5th June 1938, Croydon, England

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 Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

Allan Ahlberg's Picture Books


Happy Families Series


Funny Bones


Jolly Postman Series




Younger readers



Longer stories