The Adventures of Chunky book. Leila Berg writes of this diverting small boy with a nonchalant matter-of-factness that heightens the humour; and George Downs, the artist, adds to the gaiety.
The Adventures of Chunky book.
The Adventures of Chunky (1950). The Nightingale and other stories (1951).
This was an influential move designed to bring children's books closer to ordinary, real, urban life, and away from the Janet and John reader style (and probably the cosiness of Enid Blyton's world, a ubiquitous influence in the period). The Adventures of Chunky (1950).
Find nearly any book by Leila Berg. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9780333122495 (978-0-333-12249-5) Softcover, Macmillan, 1971.
The Adventures of Chunky. Leila’s good friend Professor JBS Haldane was a great source for her of stories about his daring scientific experiments, in which he tended to involve himself as subjec. rom goodreads.
by Leila Berg (Author). I love Little Pete Stories. My Dad read them to us as bedtime stories. Pete turns every ordinary day into a humorous adventure with which youngsters can identify. Each chapter is a complete story.
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The Adventures of Chunky is the story of a little boy, whose parents are both scientists. Chunky is a curious and independant young man who, (due to the fact that his parents are often away in the lab testing things like how long a person can remain in cold water and other interesting science experiments), has a number of interesting adult friends whom he spends his days with.