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The Wandering Wombles : The Wombles - Elisabeth Beresford

The Wandering Wombles

The Wombles

By: Elisabeth Beresford, Nick Price (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2010
ISBN: 9781408808337
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 8+ years old

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The Wombles live in a beautifully snug, well-ordered and cosy burrow underneath Wimbledon Common - the perfect base from which to sort and recycle all the rubbish that unthinking humans constantly drop. First published over 40 years ago, the Wombles books are back to entertain a whole new generation with their charming characters and environmental themes. This is the second book in the series.

The Wombles' peaceful and harmonious existence is suddenly under threat. The heavy lorries that thunder along the roads near the common make the burrow shake and tremble so much that it is no longer safe for the Wombles to live there. With a heavy heart, Great Uncle Bulgaria decides that the Wombles will have to move from the burrow that they have lived in for many, many years. And it is up to young Bungo and Orinoco to bravely sally forth and try to locate a new home for the Wombles...

About the Author

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.

Industry Reviews

'A lively, entertaining and humorous book, stuffed with ingenious ideas and endearing characters.' The Times

'Over 40 years after the original book, The Wombles is reprinted, their recycling ways more relevant than ever.' Junior

'There's something wonderfully old-fashioned and charming about the 'short, fat, furry' creatures. They are simple without being simplistic, innocent without being naive, civic minded for its own sake.' Irish Examiner

'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.' Express

ISBN: 9781408808337
ISBN-10: 1408808331
Series: The Wombles
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8+ years old
For Grades: 2+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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