The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

Coronation Year, 1953, and in Oldbury a Coronation football competition is organized.

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141913537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Coronation Year, 1953, and in Oldbury a Coronation football competition is organized. The boys from the bottom pitch get a team up, but there's no chance they'll win, of course. They're just the odds and sods – one of them is even a girl – but they're all football crazy and ready and eager to beat off the opposition. A funny and moving story of football and friendship in a world when the streets were full of kids and empty of cars. Not only for boys – and girls – of 9+, there's a real pull of nostalgia for adults as well. And, of course, for all lovers of football, whether on the pitch or in the park.

Burglar Bill

Burglar Bill decides to change his way after he becomes a victim of burglary.

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140503012

Category: Brigands and robbers

Page: 32

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Burglar Bill decides to change his way after he becomes a victim of burglary.

Cops and Robbers

On Christmas Eve while children sleep, the scalliwag robbers prowl and creep. Who can catch them?

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0140565841

Category: Burglars

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On Christmas Eve while children sleep, the scalliwag robbers prowl and creep. Who can catch them?

Funnybones

A special edition of this classic picture book to celebrate its 40th anniversary - with a glow-in-the-dark cover! In the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series.

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241334683

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The classic and beloved Funnybones by children's book superstars Janet and Allan Ahlberg. In the first ever Funnybones book, we are introduced to the wonderful humour and fun of the much-loved series. The Funnybones books are a must for children just starting to learn to read - these funny skeletons are definitely not the scary sort! Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. __________ Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; The Baby's Catalogue; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

Peepo

With an ingenious hole on every spread to peek through, here's a picture book with a gentle nostalgic flavour.

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0140503846

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 32

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With an ingenious hole on every spread to peek through, here's a picture book with a gentle nostalgic flavour.

Peepo Book and Toy Gift

PEEPO! has become a classic for babies and toddlers.

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0141337087

Category: Families

Page: 32

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PEEPO! has become a classic for babies and toddlers. It follows a baby through the day in a style full of wit, charm and ingenuity. A series of holes peeping through to the next page leads the child on to the next stage in the day, giving a hint of what is to come. An original book that has long delighted young children and now with a gorgeous soft plush teddy.

The Baby s Catalogue

Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic picture book, The Baby's Catalogue The bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!, is filled with ...

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0141343354

Category: Families

Page: 32

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Janet and Allan Ahlberg's classic picture book, The Baby's Catalogue The bestselling picture book The Baby's Catalogue by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo!, is filled with easily recognizable objects - perfect for your baby or toddler! Mums and Dads, breakfasts and bedtimes, pets and toys and prams and swings - and lots and lots of other fascinating things! Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books. The Baby's Catalogue was inspired by their daughter, Jessica. The Ahlbergs' books are nursery bookshelf standards and have been the recipient of worldwide acclaim and awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Burglar Bill; Cops and Robbers; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

Starting School

Introduces the serious and fun activities of students just starting school.

Author: Janet Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 014050737X

Category: First day of school

Page: 32

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Introduces the serious and fun activities of students just starting school.

Touch this

In today's high-tech, virtual world where things exist, but then again, they don't, people are irresistibly drawn to "touch-friendly" designs.

Author: Scott Witham

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1592531288

Category: Art

Page: 189

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In today's high-tech, virtual world where things exist, but then again, they don't, people are irresistibly drawn to "touch-friendly" designs. It's little wonder that graphic pieces incorporating unusual materials get noticed and elicit investigation. These dynamic designs build image like no others.
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The Bucket

The Bucket by Allan Ahlberg - the enthralling childhood story one of Britain's best-loved children's authors 'My mother, who was not my mother, I see her now, her raw red cleaner's hands twisting away at her apron as she struggled to speak.

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241989197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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The Bucket by Allan Ahlberg - the enthralling childhood story one of Britain's best-loved children's authors 'My mother, who was not my mother, I see her now, her raw red cleaner's hands twisting away at her apron as she struggled to speak. Adoption was a shameful business then in many people's eyes, the babies being mostly illegitimate. Better not speak of it.' Allan Ahlberg was adopted as a baby. In 1938 he was picked up in London by his new mother and taken back to Oldbury in the Black Country. Now one of the most successful children's book writers in the world, in The Bucket he describes an oddly enchanted childhood lived out in an industrial town during the 1940s, in conditions which today we might describe as 'deprived'. He writes of a father in overalls smelling of wood shavings and oil, of a tough and fiercely protective mother who cries when he discovers that he is adopted, of life assurance policies ('£6 if the child dies under age 3') and fearsome bacon slicers, of half-remembered trips to his mother's sister's grave and to the bluebell woods. And of his first days at school: 'Allan could do much better. He is most inattentive and dreamy at times' (school report, December 1946). Using a mix of prose and poetry, supported by new drawings by his daughter Jessica and old photographs, The Bucket retrieves a childhood which lovers of Ahlberg's classic picturebooks The Baby's Catalogue, Burglar Bill and Peepo! might feel they have glimpsed before but which are now exquisitely brought to life. This beautiful, exquisitely designed book, which will also appeal to fans of Gervase Phinn, Alan Bennett, Roald Dahl and Nigel Slater's Toast, will be loved by generations of Ahlberg fans. 'Allan Ahlberg has a string of children's classics to his name' Nicolette Jones, Guardian Born in Croydon but brought up by his adopted parents in the Black Country town of Oldbury, Allan Ahlberg held jobs as a gravedigger, postman and plumber's mate before becoming a teacher. He taught for ten years before collaborating with his wife Janet on a series of much-loved, now classic children's picture books including Peepo!, Burglar Bill, Cops and Robbers, Each Peach Pear Plum, Woof!, Heard it in the Playground, Please Mrs Butler, The Boyhood of Burglar Bill, The Pencil, Friendly Matches, The Improbable Cat, Goldilocks, My Brother's Ghost, The Mighty Slide, Collected Poems, The Boy, the Wolf, the Sheep and the Lettuce and The Ha Ha Bonk Book.

Cops and Robbers

This is a new Puffin edition of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling Cops and Robbers classic picture book, with a brand new look!

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141360898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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This is a new Puffin edition of Allan Ahlberg's best-selling Cops and Robbers classic picture book, with a brand new look! The robbers of London town plan a desperate crime one Christmas Eve - to steal all the toys they can lay their hands on! Fortunately, the robbers meet their match in brave office Pugh who leaps into action and arrests the villains - all except Grandma Swagg who manages to get away. Look out for these other classics by Allan Ahlberg: Kicking a Ball; The Baby's Catalogue; Burglar Bill; Each Peach Pear Plum; The One and Only Two Heads; Son of a Gun; The Little Worm Book; Two Wheels Two Heads; Funny Bones; A Pair of Sinners; Happy Families; Peepo!; The Ha Ha Bonk Book; Help Your Child to Read; Ten in a Bed; Please Mrs Butler; Daisy Chains; Yum Yum; Playmates; Foldaways; Woof; The Cinderella Show; The Jolly Postman; The Jolly Christmas Postman; The Jolly Pocket Postman; The Clothes Horse and Other Stories; The Mighty Slide; Starting School; Heard it in the Playground; The Bear Nobody Wanted; It was a Dark and Stormy Night; The Giant Baby; Baby Sleeps; Blue Buggy; Doll and Teddy; See the Rabbit; Please Mrs Butler; The Better Brown Stories; The Boyhood of Burglar Bill

The Oxford Companion to Children s Literature

Ahlberg also wrote about his childhood in The Boyhood of Burglar Bill (2007) and
more recently in a book for adults, The Bucket: Memories of an Inattentive
Childhood (2013). Ahlberg wanted to be a writer ever since he was a child, but
he did ...

Author: Daniel Hahn

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057267

Category: Literary Criticism

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The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books: the flowering of imaginative illustration and writing, the Harry Potter phenomenon, the rise of young adult and crossover fiction, and books that tackle extraordinarily difficult subjects. The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature provides an indispensable and fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature. Its 3,500 entries cover every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns. Originally published in 1983, the Companion has been comprehensively revised and updated by Daniel Hahn. Over 900 new entries bring the book right up to date. A whole generation of new authors and illustrators are showcased, with books like Dogger, The Hunger Games, and Twilight making their first appearance. There are articles on developments such as manga, fan fiction, and non-print publishing, and there is additional information on prizes and prizewinners. This accessible A to Z is the first place to look for information about the authors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educationalists, and others who have influenced the development of children's literature, as well as the stories and characters at their centre. Written both to entertain and to instruct, the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Children's Literature is a reference work that no one interested in the world of children's books should be without.

Puffin by Design

Cover illustration by Gill Tyler The Boyhood of Burglar Bill , 2007 . Cover
illustration by Jessica Ahlberg ; cover photograph from Getty Images My Brother's
Ghost Boyhood of Burglar Bill - = 1 ALLAN AHLBERG ALLAN AHLBERG PUFFIN
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Author: Phil Baines

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215374328

Category: Book covers

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Late in 1939 a chance meeting between Penguin founder, Allen Lane, and natural history publisher, Noel Carrington, changed the future of children's publishing with the formation of a series called Puffin Picture Books. The first four titles appeared in 1940 and the series quickly established a reputation for presenting children's non-fiction in a unique blend of editing and design. Puffin Story Books soon followed with the publication of Worzel Gummidge in 1941 and, like the original launch of Penguin itself, these story books appeared in the three horizontal stripe design. Looking back at seventy years of Puffin paperbacks, Phil Baines charts the development of Puffin and the role of illustrators and designers in creating and defining the identity of the Puffin list from the very first picture book through to modern day. Rich with stunning cover and inside illustrations, and filled with detail of individual titles, Phil discusses the changes in typography, illustration and printing techniques over Puffin's spectacular 70-year history. An extraordinary and beautiful book, this is a perfect companion to Penguin By Design.

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

... The Vanishment of Thomas Tull 1977 , Burglar Bill 1977 , Jeremiah in the Dark
Woods 1977 , Cops and Robbers 1978 ... ( with Bruce Ingman ) 2006 , The
Boyhood of Burglar Bill 2007 ; poetry : Heard it in the Playground , Please , Mrs
Butler .

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The Children s Buyer s Guide

99 , 1842555227 Chronicles , a clock - stopping fantasy Classic fantasy novel in
which three adventure series children unwittingly awaken a sleeping giant and
unleash powerful The Boyhood of Burglar Bill ancient forces for better , or worse
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ISBN: IND:30000107482147

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Children s Literature Review

... Boyfriend ( Stine ) 37 : 115 The Boyhood of Grace Jones ( Langton ) 33 : 113
Boys and Girls , Girls and Boys ( Merriam ) ... Tale of Mystery ( Howe ) 9 : 56
Bunny , Hound , and Clown ( Mukerji ) 10 : 135 Burglar Bill ( Ahlberg and Ahlberg
) 18 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015046808732

Category: Children's literature

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Children s Literature Review

... Boy without a Name ( Lively ) 7 : 159 The Boyfriend ( Stine ) 37 : 115 The
Boyhood of Grace Jones ( Langton ) 33 : 113 ... 135 Burglar Bill ( Ahlberg and
Ahlberg ) 18 : 4 The Burglar Next Door ( Williams ) 8 : 235 The Buried Moon and
Other ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810399857

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.