The Better Brown Stories by Allan Ahlberg

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The Browns are not like other storybook characters -- they're bored with their story! So off they go to visit the Writer, demanding more excitement. Less homework. Less housework. No French tests. "We want a better story!" they demand. Instead they get five stories filled with adventure and mayhem.
 

About Allan Ahlberg

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Allan Ahlberg's many award-winning and best-selling children's stories include Peek-a-Boo!, Each Peach, Pear, Plum, The Jolly Postman, The Giant Baby, and The Better Brown Stories. He lives in England.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Viking Childrens Books. 96 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Things get a little crazy, particularly when a birthday wish to be 13 instead of 11 tumbles notions of time, and no one is safe, not even The Writer's Mother, who is abducted by mysterious strangers.

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Suddenly Brian, Betsy and their parents let loose a torrent of complaints about their seemingly ideal but ultimately boring lives, and Mrs. Brown asks, ""Who writes this rubbish?"" After determining that The Writer is responsible, they troop to his house, where the baffled fellow declares, ""This...

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Finding their lives dull, the Browns, a family of storybook characters, demand something more exciting from the Writer.

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