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Crompton, Richmal 1890-1969

Overview
Works: 521 works in 1,880 publications in 5 languages and 10,491 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Television adaptations  Drama  Television programs  Television comedies  Humorous fiction  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PZ7, 823.912
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The Oxford book of children's stories by Jan Mark( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rosa Guy
Just William by Richmal Crompton( Book )

79 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just William makes his mark in this hilarious collection of twelve classic stories. Whether it's trying to arrange a marriage for his sister or taking a job as a boot boy as step one in his grand plan to run away, William manages to cause chaos wherever he goes. This title features a charming introduction by one of William's famous fans, the wonderful comic writer Sue Townsend
William again by Richmal Crompton( Book )

40 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here William and his mate Ginger have to endure bankruptcy - they dont even have enough money for sweets. Then William comes up with a fantastic idea - they'll sell Gingers twins cousins as slaves."--Global Books in print
William - the fourth by Richmal Crompton( Book )

29 editions published between 1924 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here William invents a water race where competitors have to run with a mouth full of water, without swallowing it or spitting it out. Its just a shame he doesnt have time to think before speaking to (and drenching!) Mrs Adolphus Crane during the race"--Global Books in print
William at war by Richmal Crompton( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William is always ready to offer his services to his country. But why is it that his enthusiastic contribution is so seldom appreciated? William is determined to do his bit, but unfortunately no one else thinks he'd make a hero ...Ten wonderful wartime stories where William proves himself just as dangerous, unpredictable and downright troublesome as the Enemy!
Still - William by Richmal Crompton( Book )

27 editions published between 1925 and 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is only one Just William. The loveable imp has been harassing his unfortunate family. In this work, lisping, frilly-dressed Violet Elizabeth becomes William's worst nightmare. Not only does she expect him to play fairies - she expects him to kiss her! Previous ed.: London: Newnes, 1925
William - the gangster by Richmal Crompton( Book )

24 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Brown has an outgoing nature. That's what his mother calls it, anyway. He's not exactly shy and retiring, and when it occurs to him that showing off can be combined with his other great love, making money, it's typical William territory
William the good by Richmal Crompton( Book )

27 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'I din' take it,' William said. 'Ethel took it. She - she sort of can't help herself. I always,' he added virtuously, 'try'n put back the things she's took.' It all started with a rare event: William Brown read a book. And now he feels inspired to save his sister from a life of crime. The road to disaster is paved with William's good intentions. Ethel's behaviour has been rather odd - more so than is usual in a girl. But William, the Brown family's moral guardian, is determined to 'reform' her - whatever the consequences
William the outlaw by Richmal Crompton( Book )

32 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GENERAL FICTION (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Some words to not apply to William Brown: sweet, charming, 'dear little boy' ...That sounds more like Georgie Murdoch, who is so sickly sweet that William is determined to turn him into a wild, muddy, noisy outlaw like himself ...In William the Outlaw everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a collection of ten Just William stories - now with a brand-new cover look illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his hundreds of thousands of admirers since 1922. Ages 9+
William in trouble by Richmal Crompton( Book )

32 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about William, a mischievous 11-year-old schoolboy, and his band of friends known as the Outlaws
William - the conqueror by Richmal Crompton( Book )

35 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William is always in trouble, but sometimes it really isn't his fault. It was Ginger who showed him the book about Robin Hood, and it was Violet Elizabeth Bott's idea to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Unfortunately the only rich person they know is Violet's father, so William's latest plan to right the world's wrongs is sure to lead to catastrophe"--Publisher's website
William - the explorer by Richmal Crompton( Book )

23 editions published between 1932 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just William( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the adventures of 11-year-old William Brown and his intrepid band of friends, 'the Outlaws.' Scruffy, irrepressible schoolboy William, despite his good intentions, invariably ends up causing chaos and getting into trouble. A hero in his own mind, William battles disapproving adults, his long-suffering parents, teachers and older siblings to see justice done. Based on Richmal Crompton's comedic short stories and books
William by Richmal Crompton( Book )

28 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in this hilarious collection of stories from the classic Just William series - now with a gorgeous new cover illustrated by the award-winning Lauren Child. Greyhound racing was a wonderfully exciting idea. After all, William's dog, Jumble was as likely to be a greyhound as anything, and surely no one would mind the Outlaws borrowing another dog to race against him. Would they? This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922. Ages 9+
William - the bad by Richmal Crompton( Book )

20 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Everyone's favourite troublemaker is back in William the Bad now with a fun and contemporary new cover illustrated by Chris Garbutt. William doesn't understand why he's not invited to Robert and Ethel's fancy-dress party - what could possibly go wrong? Desperate for an invite, his search for the perfect costume causes mayhem. Somehow nothing ever goes to plan when William the Bad is around! There is only one William. This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922. Ages 9+
William-the detective by Richmal Crompton( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet William by Richmal Crompton( Book )

21 editions published between 1936 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William is the sweetest boy in the world and sadly misunderstood by grown-ups. He firmly believes that school should be abolished because it's a form of slavery and that children, not old people, should receive pensions
Just William by Richmal Crompton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year old with a talent for trailing chaos and disaster in his wake, he is a menace to his family and all their acquaintances. His father despairs while his mother worries, and is constantly defeated in her attempts to raise a respectable, well-ordered family
William's happy days by Richmal Crompton( Book )

22 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION (CHILDREN'S / TEENAGE). Everyone's favourite troublemaker, William Brown, is back in a hilarious collection of classic Just William stories - now with a brand new cover-look illustrated by Steven Lenton. When William's mother offers him a birthday party, he is suspicious - what's the catch? Convinced that he will have to do something boring in exchange, William refuses to be caught out. But offers of food, a pet, even hidden treasure are very hard to refuse ...This tousle-headed, snub-nosed, hearty, lovable imp of mischief has been harassing his unfortunate family and delighting his admirers since 1922. Ages 9+
Just William by Richmal Crompton( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourth volume of stories by Richmal Crompton. Described by The Daily Telegraph as "the wizard of the talking book", Martin Jarvis has made the voices of William and his gang of Outlaws his own in these marvellous readings. Roar with laughter as the loveable rogue, hampered by the loathsome Violet Elizabeth Bott, wreaks havoc in this ever-popular series of stories
 
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The Oxford book of children's stories
Alternative Names
Crompton Lamburn, Richmal 1890-1969

Crompton, R. 1890-1969

Crompton, Richmal

Crompton, Richmal Lamburn

Kromptons, Ričmels 1890-1969

Lamburn, Richmal Crompton

Lamburn Richmal Crompton 1890-1959

Lamburn, Richmal Crompton 1890-1969

Lamburn, Richmond Crompton 1890-1969

Richmal Crompton britisk skribent

Richmal Crompton Brits schrijfster (1890-1969)

Richmal Crompton brittisk författare

Richmal Cromptonová

Кромптон, Ричмал

クロンプトン, R

Languages
English (407)

Spanish (105)

French (4)

Danish (3)

Vietnamese (1)

Covers
Just WilliamWilliam againWilliam - the fourthWilliam at warStill - WilliamWilliam - the gangsterWilliam the goodWilliam the outlaw