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Better Brown Stories

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
What happens when the characters in a children's book decide they just don't like the story they're in? In this novel the characters go straight to the author to complain - with hilarious results and amazing adventures.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Viking Penguin (first published February 1996)
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Sajeda Assenjee
Once again a thoroughly enjoyable story by Allan Ahlberg. The family not content with their story go in search of the writer to try and bring some excitement into their individual tales. We are treated to five stories focusing on each of their wishes and dreams-which the writer does not always get right. The reader is drawn into the writer’s ideas and left thinking about how they would change their story if they had their very own author. A must read.
Jul 10, 2008 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I enjoyed this book even more than my sons. Very clever. I wish that I were part of this Brown (and the Ahlberg) families
Great read aloud. Gentle humor.
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Allan Ahlberg, one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books - including the best-selling Jolly Postman series - says that he dreamed of becoming a writer since the age of twelve. But his route to that goal was somewhat circuitous.

Other jobs along the way included postman (not an especially jolly one, he recalls), gravedigger, plumber, and teacher.

The author wrote his firs
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