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Ursula Moray Williams

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About Ursula Moray Williams

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. A new edition of Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat was published in February 2012 on the 70th anniversary of its publication, and Moray Williams' classic tale of courage and hope, The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, was reissued in October 2011.

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Kitten Day

A brilliant kitten book... Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books 

3 days ago

Kitten Day

A brilliant kitten book... The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books 

3 days ago

Refugee Week

There’s no place like it... Gobbolino the Witch's Cat by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books

23 days ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse. The perfect read for storytime! Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books.

1 month ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and Gobbolino the Witch's Cat. The perfect read for storytime! Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books.

1 month ago

National Share-a-Story Month

Who doesn't love storytime. Curl up with your kids and The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse. The perfect read for storytime! Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books.

1 month ago

International Day of Families

Gobbolino the Witch's Cat is a great book by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books

1 month ago

April Events

To this brilliant book, perfect for the holidays! Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse by Ursula Moray Williams from Macmillan Children's Books

2 months ago

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