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Janet Ahlberg (1944–1994)

Autor(a) de Each Peach Pear Plum

45+ Works 11,148 Membros 191 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Janet Ahlberg was born in Huddersfield, England in 1944 and brought up in Leicester. Originally trained as a teacher in Sunderland from 1963 to 1966, Ahlberg was encouraged to paint and draw. She decided that keeping charge of a class was very hard work so she decided to develop her artistic mostrar mais ability and went to study graphic design at Leicester Polytechnic for three years. She met and married Allan Ahlberg and began to illustrate books for children, first with Night published in 1972, and then with The Brick Street Boys series, written by her husband. Since then, she and Allan Ahlberg have worked together successfully. Another series, also written by Allan Ahlberg, is Happy Families, published by Puffin Books. In 1978, Ahlberg was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Each Peach, Pear, Plum. Ahlberg is a two time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal having won again in 1991for The Jolly Christmas Postman. She was awarded the Kurt Maschler Awards in 1986 for The Jolly Postman: or Other People's Letters, whoch sold over a million copies worlwide. Sadly Janet Ahlberg died in 1994 at the age of 50 after suffering from cancer (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: With husband Allan and daughter Jessica (1989)


Obras por Janet Ahlberg

Each Peach Pear Plum (1978) 3,488 exemplares
The Jolly Christmas Postman (1991) 1,062 exemplares
Peepo! (1981) 938 exemplares
Funnybones (1980) 575 exemplares
The Jolly Pocket Postman (1995) 429 exemplares
The Baby's Catalogue (1982) 299 exemplares
Burglar Bill (1977) 292 exemplares
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (1993) 253 exemplares
Starting School (1988) 251 exemplares
The Ha Ha Bonk Book (1982) 178 exemplares
Cops and Robbers (1978) 164 exemplares
The Bear Nobody Wanted (1992) 145 exemplares
Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (1977) 140 exemplares
Bye Bye Baby (1989) 113 exemplares
The Worm Book (1979) 91 exemplares
The Vanishment of Thomas Tull (1977) 34 exemplares
The Old Joke Book (1976) 26 exemplares
The Baby's Catalogue: Blue Buggy (1998) 23 exemplares
Son of a Gun (1979) 23 exemplares
The Baby's Catalogue: Baby Sleeps (1998) 22 exemplares
The Cinderella Show (1986) 10 exemplares
Night (1972) 9 exemplares
Playmates (Slot Book) (1984) 9 exemplares
Yum Yum (1984) 6 exemplares
The one and only two heads (1979) 4 exemplares
Each Peach Pear Plum (Video) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Monster Munch (Daisychains S.) (1984) 2 exemplares
Making Music (Starters) (1973) 2 exemplares
La Famille Petitplats (2003) 1 exemplar
The Baby's Catalogue Frieze (1993) 1 exemplar
BANGDITI! 1 exemplar
De puike pakket post (1992) 1 exemplar
Which Witch? (1983) 1 exemplar
Prune Peche Poire Prune (1989) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mrs. Wobble the Waitress (1980) — Ilustrador — 136 exemplares
Mr. Biff the Boxer (1980) — Ilustrador — 107 exemplares
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, June 1978 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Hall, Janet (birth name)
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Yorkshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Causa da morte
cancer (breast)
Locais de residência
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Sunderland Technical College
Book Illustrator
Ahlberg, Allan (husband)
Ahlberg, Jessica (daughter)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Kate Greenaway Medal (1978)

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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 - Jessica Ahlberg - is also a children's book creator.



Humorous children's book about traps for worms em Name that Book (Setembro 2015)


Rated "Indifferent" in our old book database by Rod and Adelia
villemezbrown | Feb 24, 2024 |
EducatingParents.org rating: Approved
MamaBearLendingDen | 60 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |
Hidden-picture books
Picture books for children
Stories in rhyme
Characters and characteristics in fairy tales
kmgerbig | 60 outras críticas | Apr 27, 2023 |
"La sacoche du gentil facteur est remplie de vraies lettres adressées à des célébrités : une lettre d'excuse de Boucle d'or pour les Trois Ours, un extrait du catalogue des magasins Farfadjin pour la méchante sorcière, une carte postale de Jack pour le Géant, et bien d'autres encore...) 4e de couverture
marievictoire | 48 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2023 |



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