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.
Gloriously illustrated with the original line drawings by Joyce Lankester Brisley, a ribbon marker and a foreword by Vivian French, this beautiful hardback edition of Ursula Moray Williams's Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse is a truly special gift to treasure.
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.
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.
Joyce Lankester Brisley was born in 1896 and studied art at Lambeth Art School. The first Milly-Molly-Mandy stories were published in 1925 in the Christian Science Monitor and a first collection of these stories was published in book form in1928. An accomplished artist as well as writer, she designed posters and book jackets as well as illustrating the work of other authors. Joyce Lankester Brisley died in 1978 but Milly-Molly-Mandy’s popularity lives on.
The Milly Molly Mandy series includes Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories, More of Milly-Molly-Mandy, Milly-Molly-Mandy Again, Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy, Milly-Molly-Mandy & Co and Milly-Molly-Mandy and Billy Blunt.
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