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Authors: Jeff Brown

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“Pretty. Good night, you two,” said Mrs. Lambchop, and switched off the light.

The brothers lay silent for a moment in the dark.

“Stanley … ?” Arthur said. “It
a nice holiday, don’t you think?”

nice,” said Stanley. “ But why ? It’s as if I have something wonderful to remember, but can’t think what.”

“Me too. Merry Christmas, Stanley.”

“Merry Christmas, Arthur,” said Stanley, and soon they were both asleep.




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Jeff Brown
created the beloved character of Flat Stanley as a bedtime story for his sons. He has written other outrageous books about the Lambchop family, including
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Stanley and the Magic Lamp
Invisible Stanley
Stanley’s Christmas Adventure
Stanley in Space
, and
Stanley, Flat Again!
You can learn more about Jeff Brown and Flat Stanley at

Macky Pamintuan
is an accomplished illustrator. He lives in the Philippines with his wife, Aymone, their baby girl, Alison, and their pet Westie, Winter.

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The Big Bulletin Board

Breakfast was ready.

“I will go wake the boys,” Mrs. Lambchop said to her husband, George Lambchop. Just then their younger son, Arthur, called from the bedroom he shared with his brother, Stanley.

“Hey! Come and look! Hey!”

Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop were both very much in favor of politeness and careful speech. “Hay is for horses, Arthur, not people,” Mr. Lambchop said as they entered the bedroom. “Try to remember that.”

“Excuse me,” Arthur said. “But look!”

He pointed to Stanley’s bed. Across it lay the enormous bulletin board that Mr. Lambchop had given the boys a Christmas ago so that they could pin up pictures and messages and maps. It had fallen, during the night, on top of Stanley.

But Stanley was not hurt. In fact, he would still have been sleeping if he had not been woken by his brother’s shout.

“What’s going on here?” he called out cheerfully from beneath the enormous board.

Mr. and Mrs. Lambchop hurried to lift it from the bed.

“Heavens!” said Mrs. Lambchop.

“Gosh!” said Arthur. “Stanley’s flat!”

“As a pancake,” said Mr. Lambchop. “Darndest thing I’ve ever seen.”

“Let’s all have breakfast,” Mrs. Lambchop said. “Then Stanley and I will go see Dr. Dan and hear what he has to say.”

In his office, Dr. Dan examined Stanley all over.

“How do you feel?” he asked. “Does it hurt very much?”

“I felt sort of tickly for a while after I got up,” Stanley Lambchop said, “but I feel fine now.”

“Well, that’s mostly how it is with these cases,” said Dr. Dan.

“We’ll just have to keep an eye on this young fellow,” he said when he had finished the examination. “Sometimes we doctors, despite all our years of training and experience, can only marvel at how little we really know.”

Mrs. Lambchop said she thought Stanley’s clothes would have to be altered by the tailor now, so Dr. Dan told his nurse to take Stanley’s measurements.

Mrs. Lambchop wrote them down.

Stanley was four feet tall, about a foot wide, and half an inch thick.


Stanley’s Christmas Adventure
Text copyright © 1993 by Jeff Brown

Illustrations by Macky Pamintuan, copyright © 2010 by HarperCollins Publishers.

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EPub Edition © SEPTEMBER 2010 ISBN: 978-0-062-03559-2

Library of Congress catalog card number: 2010921893
ISBN 978-0-06-442175-1

Typography by Alison Klapthor

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First US paperback edition, 2003
Reillustrated edition, 2010
First published in Great Britain 1993 by Methuen
Children’s Books Ltd.

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