Book: The Jolly Christmas Postman

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The Jolly Christmas Postman

Author: Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg
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Publisher: Heinemann

It's Christmas Eve and the Jolly Postman is delivering greetings to various fairy-tale characters - there's a card for baby bear, a get well jigsaw for hospitalized Humpty Dumpty and four more surprise envelopes containing letters and cards.

Fifteen years ago, long before anyone else thought of tucking actual letters and notes inside a book, Little, Brown published The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. This wonderful book gave children a chance to read letters sent from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another. Among the funny notes was one from Jack, who lolled on a sun-drenched island, thanking the Giant for the gold that let him afford such a nifty vacation. All this amusing correspondence was deftly illustrated and the book attracted hordes of eager readers.

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