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Ursula Moray Williams (19 April 1911 – 17 October 2006) was an English children's author of nearly 70 books for children.
Ursula Moray Williams (19 April 1911 – 17 October 2006) was an English children's author of nearly 70 books for children. Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, written while expecting her first child, remained in print throughout her life from its publication in 1939.
Children's Parties and Games for a Rainy Day, Corgi Books (London, England), 1972. SIDELIGHTS: An English author and illustrator of books for children, Ursula Moray Williams has been popular with the young for over seventy years. A Picnic with the Aunts, illustrated by Faith Jaques, Chatto & Windus (London, England), 1972. The Kidnapping of My Grandmother, illustrated by Mike Jackson, Heinemann (London, England), 1972. She has created approximately seventy titles that are noted for their variety, imagination, charm, and incisive observations of human nature.
Ursula Moray Williams. Ursula Moray Williams. 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. 1972 The Kidnapping of My Grandmother. 1972 Children's Parties (and Games for a Rainy Day). They included The Good Little Christmas Tree of 1943, and Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat first published the previous year. With his sparky whiskers and magic tricks, no one could mistake Gobbolino for a simple kitchen cat, but that's just what the witch's kitten wants to be. Instead of learning how to turn mice into toads for the witch's brew, Gobbolino sets out on an adventure to find a family and a home of his ow. obbolino has been delighting readers since 1942.
Ursula Moray Williams is best known for her children's story Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, which was named as one of Time magazine's Books of the Year. She is also the author of Bogwoppit, The Further Adventures of Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse, and Spid. Catherine Rayner won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet.
Board games are great at helping pass the time on a rainy day. We played Cluedo, the murder mystery game where players have to deduce which character committed the crime, with which weapon and in which room. There are many other board games you could try too: Monopoly, Battleships, Pictionary, Jenga and Scrabble are some popular ones. This is a game with the potential to be very amusing. All you need is a pen and piece of paper for each person in the group. Then get writing! Everyone writes the beginning of a story on their sheet of paper.
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Explore our range of cheap books by Ursula Moray Williams. A perfect story for A Puffin Book with charming black and white illustrations by the author, Ursula Moray Williams. Ursula Moray Williams was born on 19 April 1911 at Petersfield, Hampshire, ten minutes after her twin sister, Barbara. She wrote and illustrated over sixty books for children with the most notable being Gobbolino the Witch's Cat and The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse. Ursula Moray Williams died in October 2006.