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Biography

Alf Proysen was born in Norway in 1914. The Mrs Pepperpot books first appeared in the 1950s and were an immediate success. They have been loved by children ever since and have been translated into many different languages.

Books

Mrs Pepperpot To The Rescue

Alf Proysen

Mrs Pepperpot is as busy as always, and mindful that she is likely to shrink to the size of a Pepperpot at any time. She doesn't know when or where it might happen but she can be sure she'll have an incredible adventure.

A compilation of twelve stories including: Mrs. Pepperpot to the Rescue; Mrs. Pepperpot on the Warpath; The Nature Lesson; The Shoemaker’s Doll; Mrs. Pepperpot is Taken for a Witch ; The Little Mouse Who Was Very Clever; Mrs Pepperpot’s Birthday; The Dancing Bees; How the King Learned to Eat Porridge; Mrs. Pepperpot Turns Fortune Teller; The Fairy-Tale Boy; The Ski-Race.

Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood

Alf Proysen

Mrs Pepperpot never knows when she's going to shrink to the size of a kitchen pepperpot, and its usually at the most inconvenient moments! But being small can be a lot of fun too - Mrs Pepperpot will meet the little people in the Magic Wood, be taught to swim by a frog, and even sit on a mouse's back!

A compilation of nine short stories including: Mrs Pepperpot in the Magic Wood; Mrs Pepperpot and the Puppet Show; Midsummer Eve with the Ogres; Mrs Pepperpot and the Baby Crow; Mrs Pepperpot learns to Swim; Mrs Pepperpot gives a party; Sir Mark the Valiant; Mrs Pepperpot turns Detective; Mrs Pepperpot and the Brooch Hunt.

Little Old Mrs Pepperpot

Alf Proysen (and others)

Whoever heard of an old woman becoming queen of the crows? Or riding through the snow on the back of a cat? Or tricking a mouse into cleaning her house?

Well, with the amazing Mrs Pepperpot, anything can happen - and usually does - especially when she can shrink to a few inches high without a moment's notice! But being so small can have its advantages, especially when it means you can also talk to the animals . . .

These classic stories about the much-loved Mrs Pepperpot hold a timeless magic for young children everywhere.

Mrs Pepperpot Stories

Alf Proysen

A fantastic collection of much-loved, classic stories for all the family!

Mrs Pepperpot can't choose when she will shrink to the size of a pepperpot - it just happens! But whatever she encounters, whether it be a monstrous mousetrap, a crafty fox or a gigantic mountain of ice cream, little Mrs Pepperpot will always come out on top.

Mrs Pepperpot's Year

Alf Proysen

Little Miss Pepperpot is kept busy all year round, what will she get up to this time? She might very well find herself riding on a cat, being adopted by a hen, saving her friend the moose and cheering up a young girl in hospital.

A compilation of twelve stories, one for each month of the year, including: The New Year’s Eve Adventure; Fate and Mrs Pepperpot; Mrs Pepperpot helps Arne; Spring Cleaning; Easter Chicks; The Cuckoo; Midsummer Romance; Mrs Pepperpot and the Pedlar; The Moose Hunt; Mrs Pepperpot and the Weather; Mrs Pepperpot in Hospital; Mrs Pepperpot’s Christmas

Mrs Pepperpot's Outing

Alf Proysen

A day out in the countryside is never an ordinary outing if Mrs Pepperpot's involved. First, she has to be rescued from a mountain of ice cream by an abandoned kitten. Then she has to use her wits to outsmart a crafty fox and rescue a puppy from the circus. In fact she shrinks five times - and Mr Pepperpot hardly notices a thing!

A compilation of four fantastic short stories including: Mrs Pepperpot’s Outing; Mrs Pepperpot Has a Visitor From America; Gapy Gob Gets a Letter From the King; Mrs Pepperpot and the Budgerigar.

Mrs Pepperpot Again

Alf Proysen

Mrs Pepperpot has a little problem - an enormous little problem - she shrinks! And when she does, she finds herself facing all sorts of funny situations of giant-sized proportions! But whether it's a big brown bear or a moose on the loose, clever little Mrs Pepperpot is always ready with some very big ideas.

A compilation of thirteen fun short stories including: Mrs Pepperpot tries to please her Husband; Mrs Pepperpot Minds the Baby; Mrs Pepperpot’s Penny Watchman; The Bad Luck Story; Mrs Pepperpot and the Moose; Mrs Pepperpot Finds a Hidden Treasure; Mr Pepperpot; The Ogres; The Good Luck Story; Mr Big Toe’s Journey; A Concertina Concert; A Birthday Party in Topsy Turvy Town; Father Christmas and the Carpenter.