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Heard It In The Playground

Written by Allan Ahlberg

Illustrated by Fritz Wegner

Key Stage 2 General Fiction

Heard It In The Playground Synopsis

This illustrated collection of amusing poems and songs celebrating primary school life won the Signal Poetry Award in 1990. Meet Billy McBone and the Mad Professor's Daughter, be amazed by the Longest Kiss Contest, shed a tear for the Boy Without a Name and, if you're a stressed teacher sing the Mrs Butler Blues.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140328240
Publication date: 1st August 1991
Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Fritz Wegner
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Fiction

About Allan Ahlberg

As a childAllan was born in Croydon, but grew up in Oldbury in the Black Country. He says that if he hadn't grown up to be a writer, he would have loved to have been a soccer player. As an adultAllan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life As an artistAllan ...

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