The Jolly Postman

One of the greatest novelty books of all time. A postbag of secret letters from Fairyland – and YOU get to peek inside them! Why is this lucky postman so jolly? Well – he delivers letters and cards sent by fairytale folk. Do you want to look at them? We do! Goldilocks has posted a letter of apology to the Three Bears. (She’s sorry she ate their porridge.) Jack has sent a postcard to the Giant. But how will the Postman reach his front door? There’s even a letter from Little Red Riding Hood’s lawyer, addressed to the wolf who ate Grandma. Where else can you find a book with that?

  • A timeless Janet and Allan Ahlberg interactive classic
  • Novelty format lets readers open and read tiny letters
  • Unique and funny way to revisit favourite fairy tales
  • Over five million Jolly Postman series titles sold

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  • okay

    A jolly good book

    6 March 2014

  • I used to love this when I was small it’s good I guess haha haha

    5 March 2014

  • loved it

    If you like Jolly Postman, you should read other series too!

    4 March 2014

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    Allan Ahlberg

    Allan Ahlberg is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers and is the author of over a hundred books.


    Allan’s work has been recognised by many of the top awards in children’s books, including The Red House Children’s Book Award for The Jolly Postman, The Man Who Wore All of His Clothes and The Pencil.

  • Awards

    Janet Ahlberg won many awards, most notably the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, for Each Peach, Pear, Plum and The Jolly Christmas Postman with husband Allan Ahlberg.

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