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by Nick Price,Elisabeth Beresford

eBook The Wombles epub
  • ISBN: 140882180X
  • Author: Nick Price,Elisabeth Beresford
  • Genre: Children
  • Subcategory: Science Nature & How It Works
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books; Har/Com edition (April 10, 2012)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • ePUB size: 1840 kb
  • FB2 size 1782 kb
  • Formats azw mbr lit doc


Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters one day when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. The Wombles have since so charmed the nation that they were chosen as the mascots for the Tidy Britain campaign.

Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Wombles characters one day when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children. Elisabeth Beresford was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature in 1998.

Elisabeth Beresford, MBE (/ˈbɛrɪsfərd/; 6 August 1926 – 24 December 2010), also known as Liza Beresford, was an English author of children's books, best known for creating The Wombles. Born into a family with literary connections, she worked as a journalist, but struggled for success until she created the Wombles in the late 1960s. The theme of recycling was particularly notable, and the Wombles became very popular with children across the world

My daughter came in knowing nothing about them, and so was left with her imagination and limited book Author: Elisabeth Beresford Illustrator: Nick Price First Published: 1968.

My daughter came in knowing nothing about them, and so was left with her imagination and limited book Author: Elisabeth Beresford Illustrator: Nick Price First Published: 1968. I didn't read the books when I was younger. My exposure to the Wombles was via the TV series (which I enjoyed).

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks . The Wombles - Elisabeth Beresford.

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles. happy and contented; and last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out on to the Common on his own for the very first.

Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Womble characters when walking on Wimbledon Common with her two children

Elisabeth Beresford first came up with the idea for the Womble 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. 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. Country of Publication.

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Illustrated by. Nick Price. They are simple without being simplistic, innocent without being nave, civic minded for its own sake', 'The six original titles by Elizabeth Beresford are back in print, with an environmental message that has never been more relevant. Perfect for 8-to 10-year-olds', 'a Lively, Entertaining and Humorous Book, Stuffed with Ingenious Ideas and Endearing Characters', something wonderfully old-fashioned and charming about the "short, fat, furry" creatures.

Elisabeth Beresford's Wombles are being returned to print by Bloomsbury, more than 40 years . The books will be freshly illustrated by Nick Price, who Matthewson said was keeping "very true to the original books", which were illustrated by six different artists.

Elisabeth Beresford's Wombles are being returned to print by Bloomsbury, more than 40 years after the author first created them. Beresford came up with the idea for the Wombles after a trip to Wimbledon Common with her children, which her daughter mispronounced as "Wombledon". Each character is based on a member of her family.

A scruffy, shaggy, slightly overweight, furry creature is riding around part of South London, barely in control of his bicycle. No, not the political memoirs of the incumbent Mayor of London. It's Orinoco Womble and the gang are back! Well, I say 'back'. This is the original series - and this is the very first book, initially published in 1968

ISBN 10: 1408808374 ISBN 13: 9781408808375. Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2012.

The Wombles is the first in the Wombles series of books and introduces many of the favourite Womble characters, including the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria and Orinoco, fond of his food and a subsequent forty winks.

Illustrated throughout in full colour by the talented Nick Price, this hardback edition of the first in the much-loved and classic Wombles series will make the perfect gift.

Comments: (7)
Bluecliff
This is a good book for an introduction to the delightful little creatures who live underground and exist by gathering and using things humans discard, in other words, they recycle human trash. Along with the well-done characterizations of each Womble, this and other books in the series encourage our children to recycle as well by example.

Besides loving the sometimes foolish Wombles, my great-grandchildren enjoy the different flavor books written for an English audience offer them. Ms. Beresford writes well in easy to understand language for young children. I would recommend this series highly for reading at bedtime.
Auridora
Oh this is a great wonderful book. I am so glad I was able to get a copy.
Golkis
I loved The Wombles. It takes me back to the television series with Bernard Crimmins, and I can just see those little fellows running around cleaning up Wimbledon Common. I would have preferred more illustrations, though, as my grandchildren try to read the books by themselves and use pictures to help them "read".
Hrguig
This was a gift shipped directly to my daughter, but she is very happy with it. She said it looked carefully taken care over all these years.
Kelezel
Shipping was very fast and the book was represented very well as being in great condition- And it was!! It was a good price also.
Gathris
Published back in 1968, this was the very first of five Wombles novels written by Elisabeth Beresford. It's a well crafted, witty, and endearing work, intended for the older reader (8-11) and establishes the Wombles as the inventive, cunning and ecologically minded creatures that have charmed the hearts of millions. The TV series that followed watered down some of the detail and narrative in this book to suit the attention span and comprehension of younger viewers, but this is the Wombles as they were originally conceived. In fact, if all you have known of the Wombles is their TV series and short story picture books, then you are in for a bit of a surprise as you will find them to be far more sophisticated and inspired characters than one would gather from the TV series. In addition, without belabouring the point too strongly, Elisabeth Beresford manages to call attention to the wastefulness and alienation of human society, contrasting it against the resourcefulness and camaraderie of the Wombles. This was one of the very first childrens' books to introduce ecological concerns into its narrative and it succeeds without being "preachy". Come to think of it, the Womble maxim of "making good use of bad rubbish" has never been more appropriate or timely than for our own society...
Gamba
Humans are disgustingly messy.

The wombles are cute furry little anthropomorphic intelligent things that live on Wimbledon common, as a small family organisation.

Their thing is that they go around dealing with all the rubbish that gets left around. Entertaining enough with an obvious message for them kids.
(2.5 stars)
The Wombles is set in Wimbledon Common, London where the Wombles live in an elaborate tunnel system beneath the common.

The book is written around Bungo, a young Womble who doesn’t have much personality and whom, to be honest, I don’t think to be very likeable. His friend, if you can call him that, Orinoco is also still young and quite selfish. This behavior fortunately gets better towards the end of the book. Great Uncle Bulgaria and Tobermory, the oldest and wisest of the Wombles, don’t make a very good introduction either. They behave judgmental and downright rude when interacting with the younger Wombles. The only one who seems to be an okay fellow but doesn’t matter much is Tomsk.

Even if you don’t know The Wombles, the first half of the book can be rather boring because it mainly introduces the (predominantly male) characters and, like I’ve said before, I don’t find them very likeable. The second half becomes more interesting as the story evolves. I really like the idea of the Wombles recycling the trash the humans throw away. This is an important message for everyone reading the book. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough to keep me glued to the pages. The Wombles is much too serious for my taste and I really miss some wit. I understand that many love The Wombles because they’ve grown up with them, but I just don’t find them very charming.
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