Ursula Moray Williams - Author Picture

Ursula Moray Williams - Author

Ursula Moray Williams wrote and illustrated over 70 children's books in her lifetime. Born in 1911, she was one of identical twins, both of whom started to write and illustrate their own books at a young age. After spending time in France, Ursula's first book Jean Pierre was published when she was just twenty. Set in the Haute-Savoie region which she knew so well, it followed the adventures of a small boy and his pet goat. Moray Williams wrote her most famous story, The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, in 1938, in which a little toy horse is separated from his toymaker ‘uncle' and must endure many dangerous adventures before finally finding a happy ending. A few years later in, 1942, she went on to write Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat, which soon became a firm favourite with children. Her books have been illustrated by Edward Ardizzone and Shirley Hughes, among others.

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Bogwoppit
Ursula Moray Williams
Best known for Gobbolino and The Adventures of The Little Wooden Horse, Ursula Moray Williams also wrote this funny, inventive story of fantasy, suspense and magic, now reissued as A Puffin Book. Orphan Samantha sets off in high spirits...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams - illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley
A classic story of the amazing adventures of a toy horse made by the wise old toymaker, Uncle Peder. From the moment it has been made the Little Wooden Horse is special and different. Above all, it doesn't want to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat: Macmillan Classics Edition
Ursula Moray Williams - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Gobbolino is a cat who can do magic but, despite his family's traditions, he doesn't want to be a witch's cat. All Gobbolino yearns for is to be a quiet, fireside, kitchen cat. But how can he find a home?...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
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Gobbolino the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams
A charming collection of stories featuring a witch's kitten who is spurned because Gobbolino would rather be a kitchen cat than a witch's one. But for Gobbolino that's not easy to do because the people in the neighbourhood are not...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat
Ursula Moray Williams - illustrated by Catherine Rayner
Reissued for its 70th anniversary, this classic tale, which has never been out of print, has been loved by generations of children. This edition with stunning illustrations by award winning Catherine Rayner is truly exceptional and a gift at any...
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Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2012
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