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Ursula Moray Williams - Author

About the 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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Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Rediscover the classic magical adventure of the Little Wooden Horse, brought to life with the original inside illustrations from the author of Milly-Molly-Mandy, Joyce Lankester Brisley. When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Originally published in 1938, Ursula Moray-Williams' The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is her most famous story and continues to be one of the most-loved classic stories of children's literature. With its glorious inside illustrations by Joyce Lankester Brisley and cover artwork from Catherine Rayner, this beautiful hardback edition is a truly special gift to treasure.

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2020

Rediscover the classic magical adventure of the Little Wooden Horse, brought to life with the original inside illustrations from the author of Milly-Molly-Mandy, Joyce Lankester Brisley. When Uncle Peder the toymaker falls on hard times, his little wooden horse must go out into the world to seek his fortune. But whether he's working in a coal mine, sailing the seven seas with a band of pirates, or walking the tightrope in a circus, the loyal little horse only has one wish: to return to his beloved master. Originally published in 1938, Ursula Moray-Williams' The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is her most famous story and continues to be one of the most-loved classic stories of children's literature.

The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2020

Rediscover the magical adventure of Gobbolino the kitten and his friend the Little Wooden Horse, brought to life with gorgeous inside and cover illustrations from Catherine Rayner. When Gobbolino receives his sister Sootica's call for help he leaves his comfortable new life as a kitchen cat and sets off for the Hurricane Mountains, home of the old witch with whom his sister lives. On the way he meets the Little Wooden Horse, who offers to accompany him on his journey. It's just the beginning of many exciting, magical and sometimes dangerous adventures for these two brave and kind-hearted friends. Ursula Moray-Williams' The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse was originally published in 1984 and continues to be one of the most-loved classic stories of children's literature.

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/01/2018

The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

When Gobbolino receives his sister Sootica's call for help he leaves his comfortable new life as a kitchen cat and sets off for the Hurricane Mountains, home of the old witch with whom his sister lives. On the way he meets the Little Wooden Horse, who offers to accompany him on his journey. It's just the beginning of many exciting, magical and sometimes dangerous adventures for these two brave and kind-hearted friends. With gorgeous illustrations inside, you can't help but fall in love all over again with these classic childhood characters from Ursula Moray Williams. Publishing in time for the seventy-fifth anniversary of Gobbolino the Witch's Cat, don't miss this magical adventure from our favourite kitten and his friend, the Little Wooden Horse.

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/03/2016

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat

Author: Ursula Moray Williams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2016

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