The Wombles (The Wombles)

De (autor) Ilustrat de Nick Price
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – November 2010

Two new reissues with a new cover of the classic and much loved characters back in print after 40 years, illustrated by Nick Price. The books were originally published in 1968 but are still popular today, even featured on YouTube. Ages: 7-9yrs. 'A lively, entertaining and humorous book, stuffed with ingenious ideas and endearing characters' "The Times"

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ISBN-13: 9781408808375
ISBN-10: 1408808374
Pagini: 256
Ilustrații: B&W
Dimensiuni: 130 x 198 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția The Wombles
Seria The Wombles

Locul publicării: United Kingdom


Although many know the Wombles from the television series, this was based on the charming and well-written books that came first, originally published from 1968 onwards. Even now the Wombles' songs feature on YouTube, indicating the enduring appeal of these characters. Supported by an innovative publicity and marketing campaign

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Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. She started sketching out the characters that day: Great Uncle Bulgaria was based on her father-in-law, Tobermory on her brother (an inventor), Orinoco on her son, and Madame Cholet on her mother. She hoped that the Wombles stories would encourage children to fight pollution and to think up ways of 'making good use of bad rubbish'. In fact, the Wombles so charmed the nation that they were chosen as the mascots for the Tidy Britain campaign. Since then they have had their own television series, first broadcast on Jackanory. Elisabeth Beresford was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1998.Bernard Cribbins is the voice of the Wombles. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011 for his services to


‘No kid should grow up without having the Wombles in their lives'
‘Endearing adventures involving gathering and sorting rubbish, braving meetings with humans and dogs and, in the nicest possible way, making sure the world is a better place'
‘Time has not lessened their charm and children reading them for the first time will be delighted'
‘Today's children will be as charmed as their parents by Great Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Bungo and Tobermory and their quest to recycle rubbish and put it to good use'