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Author photo. With husband Allan and daughter Jessica (1989)

With husband Allan and daughter Jessica (1989)

Janet Ahlberg (1944–1994)

Author of Each Peach Pear Plum

Includes the names: Janet Ahlberg, ジャネット アルバーグ
Also includes: Ahlberg (1)

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Each Peach Pear Plum 2,512 copies, 59 reviews
The Jolly Postman 1,808 copies, 47 reviews
The Jolly Christmas Postman 732 copies, 13 reviews
Peepo! 694 copies, 12 reviews
Funnybones (Illustrator) 377 copies, 8 reviews
The Jolly Pocket Postman 350 copies, 7 reviews
The Baby's Catalogue 259 copies, 5 reviews
Burglar Bill 222 copies, 6 reviews
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 186 copies, 2 reviews
Starting School (Picture Puffin) 182 copies, 5 reviews
The Ha Ha Bonk Book 146 copies, 2 reviews
Cops and Robbers (Picture Puffin) 121 copies, 2 reviews
Jeremiah in the Dark Woods 109 copies, 4 reviews
Mrs. Wobble the Waitress (Illustrator) 94 copies, 2 reviews
Bye Bye Baby 86 copies, 1 review
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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.
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