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by Tony Robinson,Richmal Crompton

Still William - TV tie-in edition: 90th Anniversary Edition download ebook
Tony Robinson,Richmal Crompton
Macmillan Children's Books; Unabridged edition edition (June 4, 2010)
336 pages
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More William stories.

More William stories. They are quite funny, but better enjoyed in small doses because, while Richmal Crompton has a wonderful sense of humor and a good eye for satire, sometimes her ideas are too similar. Richmal Crompton Lamburn was initially trained as a schoolmistress but later became a popular English writer, best known for her Just William series of books, humorous short stories, and to a lesser extent adult fiction books.

Richmal Crompton was born in Lancashire in 1890. My father, born in 1920 had the complete set of William books as a child, which I inherited and loved. The first story about William Brown appeared in Home magazine in 1919, and the first collection of William stories was published in book form three years later. Tony Robinson has written many books on historical subjects, including The Worst Jobs in History and The Worst Children's Jobs in History. He has written several television series for children, including Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, for which he received a BAFTA and a Royal Television Society Award.

Authors : Richmal Crompton. Richmal Crompton was born in Lancashire in 1890. Pick any 4 books at £. 9 in our Pick and Mix category. Read full description. See details and exclusions. In all, thirty-eight William books were published, the last one in 1970, after Richmal Crompton's death. Country of Publication.

Just William: William at War 10 by Richmal Crompton (2011, Paperback, Movie Tie-In). Author: Richmal Crompton ISBN 10: 0330545205. Title: William at War (Just William) Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Will be clean, not soiled or stained. Напишите отзыв первым.

The Just William series is a sequence of thirty-nine books written by English author Richmal Crompton. The books chronicle the adventures of the unruly schoolboy William Brown

The Just William series is a sequence of thirty-nine books written by English author Richmal Crompton. The books chronicle the adventures of the unruly schoolboy William Brown. Published over a period of almost fifty years, between 1921 and 1970, the series is notable for the fact that the protagonist remains at the same eleven years of age, despite each book being set in the era in which it was written. The first book was Just William, and often the entire series is named after this book.

William - The Outlaw. William - In Trouble. Illustrated by Thomas Henry. Chapter 7 - William and the Wedding Anniversary. Macmillan children’s books. For my great-niece Kate Ashbee. First published 1958. Reprinted 2001 by Macmillan Children’s Books. Chapter 8 - William and the National Health Service. Chapter 1 - William on the Trail.

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When Aunt Lucy tells William that 'a busy day is a happy day', William does his best to keep himself very busy indeed. The Just William books were loved and devoured by boys when they were first published and for generations since. Richmal Crompton was born at Bury in Lancashire, the second child of Reverend Edward John Sewell Lamburn, a teacher at the Bury Grammar School and his wife Clara (née Crompton).

`If all girls are like that -' said William. `Well, when you think of all the hundreds of girls there must be in the world - well, it makes you feel sick.' William's natural desire to do the right thing leads him into serious trouble, as usual, and when blackmail and kidnapping are involved, it's no surprise. Even when he turns over a new leaf, the consequences are dire. But it's his new neighbour Violet Elizabeth Bott who really causes chaos - and no one will believe that it's not William's fault . . .
  • Kamuro
I got this book for my son who is having withdrawal from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My son is delighted with this book.

The William books are compilations of short stories with William at the center of every story. They are set in an unnamed village in England in the first half of the twentieth century (looks like the 1920s based on the illustrations). William is part of a group of four boys (the Outlaws), somewhere between 10 and 12 years old, who essentially run around whenever they are not in school getting into fairly innocuous trouble. Most of this trouble derives from William's complicated plans for achieving goals understandable primarily to pre-teen boys, such as the return of his whistle (taken by a neighbor who was annoyed that William blew the whistle right outside his house), or a plan to convince his parents not to send him away from his friends to boarding school.

I didn't remember how funny these stories were when I read them as a child. There were times I couldn't read because I was laughing. Richmal Crompton just has wonderful insight into the inner workings of the mind of a preteen boy. I love this because my son can enjoy these stories from his perspective, and I can enjoy them from mine. Here is what William and the Outlaws did in Chapter 2 (The Terrible Magician):

"They had made a fire in Ginger's backyard and cooked over it a mixture of water from the stream and blackberries and Worcester Sauce and Turkish delight and sardines (these being all the edibles they could jointly produce), had pronounced the resultant concoction to be excellent and had spent the next day in bed."
"They had discovered a wasps' nest and almost simultaneously its inhabitants had discovered them. They were only just leaving off their bandages."

I was a bit worried that these stories would be dated in an offensive way. There are a few places where I had to change the wording on the go, but most of the stories held up to the test of time quite well. One caution I would give is that you may have to read the book out loud to your child because the vocabulary is quite complex. I explained 1 to 3 words per page in the first three stories. (As a reference point, my child had previously read all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books independently but rejected Harry Potter as "too complicated and takes too long".) I did notice that after reading a few stories the rate at which I had to explain words slowed down dramatically as the author re-uses some of these words fairly regularly (examples: startling, baffled, inadvertently, ignominious, whereupon). My child clearly has enjoyed the book immensely and I got the impression that the complexity of the language was not a barrier because the plot of the story did not depend on understanding every word, because the short story format allowed him to get to the punchlines quickly, and because he was highly engaged in the character of William.

I think this book would be good for a boy in the 7 to 12 range, who enjoys reading about other boys and doesn't want something too serious.
  • inetserfer
My father, born in 1920 had the complete set of William books as a child, which I inherited and loved. I recently acquired "More William" and found that the stories are just as good when read as an adult. They are very funny and the fact that they are set and written in the 1920-1930 era does not detract at all.
William himself is a small boy who lives with his parents and older brother and sister. He exasperates them all with his frequent apparently bad behaviour and non conformist attitude. - Of course William doesn't see himself as badly behaved and usually has the best of intentions when he sets out on his "adventures", and is seldom cowed even when things go wrong.
The book is a series of short stories which I would recommend to anyone. I think they are all masterpieces.
My only disappointment was that the illustrations aren't included in this Kindle version, but since it was a free book, can't really complain.
  • TheJonnyTest
This book is actually the fourth installment in the "William" series, but you don't need the previous books to appreciate this one fully. The series is British, dating from the 1920s, and I believe it remains relatively unknown in the United States. That's a shame, because William is all-boy, rough-and-tumble. The stories are uniformly entertaining and can be thoroughly enjoyed by adults or students. I suggest that students should be at least in their early teens, or perhaps precocious tweens, before picking this up, given the need to decipher British slang from time to time.

I can also enthusiastically recommend this series for home schoolers. It is head and shoulders above, for example, the "Junie B" series.
  • dermeco
There's isn't any of the wit and charm of the original Richard Crompton books. This book and to be about a completely different boy that she's the same name as the original. While the original William was funny and always meant for the best, this one is spoiled and selfish out to do trouble for troubles sake.
  • catterpillar
I enjoyed it. Very funny. William in top form. Why is Amazon making me write a specific number of minimum words before I can submit , hmmrph?!
  • Ielonere
I read books to relax. I read myself to sleep too. William is such a cute, yet incorrigible character! At times he's so funny that I'm chuckling while I read. One of my favorite childhood authors!! I wish there more Crompton books on Kindle!!
  • Hudora
After not knowing about the William stories until the age of 64, I am enjoying them thoroughly, and this collection was no exception. I recommend them to any reader from age 10 up, who needs down-to-earth humor and entertainment.
the book was originally written for adults but William books are now sold as children's books. At the time of writing Britain was about to enter into war ( World War 2 ) hence the name Air Raid Precautions. enjoy the pranks of William and his friends in a bygone era.