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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408808374
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408808375
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 157,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`Now a new generation can enjoy the books'
--The Sun

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

`The rubbish collecting eco message has a new resonance'
--Angels and Urchins

`More than 40 years since the Wombles first hit Wimbledon Common, 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'
--Telegraph Magazine

`A genuine classic returns . . . A new generation will delight in the adorable Wombles of Wimbledon Common and, with their passion for recycling, they couldn't be better role models. Nostalgic adults will also love getting re-acquainted with the furry crew'

`This charming series is as relevant for young readers today as it was in the 1960's'
--Primary Times

`Those of us of a certain age will be delighted to see the return of those famous residents of Wimbledon Common. Orinoco, Uncle Bulgaria and the rest are a charming and entertaining bunch, plus, with their litter-picking way, they can teach us all a thing or two about recycling'
--Sunday Express

'No kid should grow up without having the Wombles in their lives' --The Bookbag, June 2011

`The Wombles are back! A new generation of readers can delight in them, discovering their ethos and sharing in their most excellent and innocent of adventures. This is a masterstroke - I love them!' --Books Monthly

`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'
--Julia Eccleshare Love Reading 4 Kids

About the Author

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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