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  • Published: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780723297680
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

Miss Dirt the Dustman's Daughter: Happy Families


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A hilarious Happy Families picture book from Allan Ahlberg and Tony Ross

Daisy is unusual. Her dad is poor, but her mum has remarried a rich duke.

Poor Daisy Dirt doesn't know whether she's coming or going, whether she's rich or poor – until everything changes . . .

A hilarious Happy Families picture book from Allan Ahlberg and Tony Ross

'Marvellous.' Child Education

  • Pub date: 26 August 2015
  • ISBN: 9780723297680
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Authors

Allan Ahlberg

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 Pear Plum and The Jolly Postman - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Sussex.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


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