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.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Ursula Moray Williams

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...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
Info Extract Buy

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...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
Info Extract Buy

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?...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 09/10/2014
Info Extract Buy

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...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
Info Extract Buy

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...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2012
Info Extract Buy

Loading other books by Ursula Moray Williams...


Author Info

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Ursula Moray Williams and hundreds of other authors.


It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****