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Every good book, so we're told, has a beginning, a middle and an end. In which case this must be a very good book. It has two beginnings, a multitude of middles and no end of ends. A boy is called upon to deliver a wolf, a sheep and a lettuce to a nearby town. Easy-peasey, you might say. But there are complications, mysteries. There is a forest to go through, a river to cross, trolls (?) to avoid, windows to clean, and so forth. Above all, there is the truth to discover.
Come join the search.
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 award winning books such as Each Peach Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers. Allan lives in Bath.