Janet Ahlberg


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 21, 1944

Died
November 13, 1994

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Janet Ahlberg (1944-1994) was a British children's book illustrator, and the co-creator, together with her husband Allan Ahlberg, of the best-selling Jolly Postman series. Born as Janet Hall in Yorkshire in 1944, she studied at Sunderland Technical College, where she met Ahlberg. The two married in 1969, and began to work together, publishing their first co-venture - The Old Joke Book - in 1976. She won the 1978 Kate Greenaway Medal from the British Library Association - an award recognizing the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject - for Each Peach Pear Plum.

Janet Ahlberg died of breast cancer in 1994, at the age of fifty, having produced many beloved and bestselling books. Her daughter with Allan Ahlberg - Jessic
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Average rating: 4.3 · 47,975 ratings · 2,063 reviews · 45 distinct worksSimilar authors
Each Peach Pear Plum

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4.19 avg rating — 17,256 ratings — published 1978 — 34 editions
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The Jolly Postman or Other ...

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4.50 avg rating — 11,730 ratings — published 1986 — 20 editions
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Peek-a-Boo

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4.23 avg rating — 4,770 ratings — published 1981 — 20 editions
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Burglar Bill

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4.22 avg rating — 3,853 ratings — published 1977 — 11 editions
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The Jolly Christmas Postman

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4.49 avg rating — 3,623 ratings — published 1991 — 18 editions
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The Jolly Pocket Postman

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4.55 avg rating — 540 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
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The Baby's Catalogue

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3.90 avg rating — 615 ratings — published 1983 — 14 editions
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Cops and Robbers

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4.33 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

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3.86 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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The Ha Ha Bonk Book

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4.27 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1982 — 3 editions
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