Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in
the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's
books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books
as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN -
both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry
and fiction for older readers.