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The wandering wombles, Elisabeth Beresford; Illustrated by Nick Price

Label
The wandering wombles
Title
The wandering wombles
Statement of responsibility
Elisabeth Beresford; Illustrated by Nick Price
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. But 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..
Biographical or historical data
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. 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.
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Beresford, Elisabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
From Third Grade to Fifth Grade
Literary form
novels
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Price, Nick
Series statement
The wombles
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  • Recycling (Waste, etc.)
  • Wombles (Fictitious characters)
  • 7-9 years; Fiction; Ordinary Printed Book Format; Non-character; Non Tie-in
  • Fiction 7+
  • General Fiction
  • Developing Reader
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The wandering wombles, Elisabeth Beresford; Illustrated by Nick Price
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781408808337
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781408808337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The wandering wombles, Elisabeth Beresford; Illustrated by Nick Price
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781408808337
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781408808337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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