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Titre : The Wandering Wombles. Signed Copy
Éditeur : Ernest Benn Ltd, London
Date d'édition : 1990
Reliure : Paperback
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : Reprint.
182pp. Signed by the author on first page. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Crease to spine. N° de réf. du libraire e0423ip
Synopsis : 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...
`Now a new generation can enjoy the books'
`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'
`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'
`No kid should grow up without having the Wombles in their lives' --The Bookbag
`Time has not lessened their charm and children reading them for the first time will be delighted' --The Scotsman
`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!'
`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'
--Love Reading 4 Kids, Julia Eccleshare
`No kid should grow up without having the Wombles in their lives' --The Bookbag, June 2011
`Time has not lessened their charm and children reading them for the first time will be delighted' --The Scotsman, 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, June 2011
`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, June 2011
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