It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Puffin, 1994 - Adventure and adventurers - 32 pages
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night is an exciting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read!It was a dark and stormy night, the rain came down in torrents, there were brigands on the mountains, and wolves, and the chief of the brigands said to Antonio, "I'm bored - tell us a story!"No one tells a better story than Antonio. His tale is full of action and absurdity, pirates, parrots and chocolate carnival cake, rubies, emeralds, diamonds of enormous size . . . and a Thingy. Antonio just makes it up as he goes along. And he begins "It was a dark and stormy night . . ."'Janet and Allan Ahlberg are to children's books what Fred and Ginger were to dancing' - GuardianAllan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including Chicken, Chips and Peas, Funnybones, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman.
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ALLAN AHLBERG Alphonse Antonio paused Antonio puffed beach bears crept began his story better story blew his nose blundering into thorns castle cave cetera CHIEF Ran chief tossed chief turned chocolate carnival cake clockwork toys cried Fabrizzi cried Luigi cried the brigands cutlasses dagger dark and stormy diamonds of enormous drawbridge enormous tin/plated megaphone fire further bank gestured Gorgonzola grateful band grazing their shins growled the chief Higgins Janet and Allan kidnapped leapt Leonardo little goats mamma and pappa Meanwhile mighty chief mountains Neapolitan never came back number of clockwork Panetta parrots pearls pecked pirates puffed rain ran and ran real chief real stew real wolves Righto rubies ruffians shark and crocodile sharp rocks shouted the brigands silver stewpot stinging nettles stolen washing stormy night tell Thingy thorns and stinging tossed a log treacle sponge Treasure Hunt trussed/up chickens wolves and bears wooden spoon Yeah yelled Giorgio