William at War

A naughty legend! Think Horrid Henry in World War Two Britain. Ten tales of gas masks, bombs and cheeky pranks. Meet William: a classic imp of mischief. He’s got his own tough gang – The Outlaws – and the war kit to match. William isn’t scared of anything. He knows he’d make the perfect hero. He’s always trying to help the war effort. But rude old grown-ups never say thanks! Want to know: what tricks you can play with a gas mask? How to handle an air raid? How to dispose of a bomb? Read on. (Tip: if you’re caught by enemy soldiers, make them chuckle to death with this book.)

  • Ten classic William stories by Richmal Crompton
  • This naughty boy will delight fans of Horrid Henry
  • Exciting wartime setting full of World War II facts

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    Michael Foreman has won the Kate Greenaway medal three times, and the Nestle Smarties Prize twice for illustration of books including War Boy and The Little Reindeer.

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