Worzel Gummidge


Author: Barbara Euphan Todd,Tony Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192751027

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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Susan and John are having a very dull holiday in the country until they meet Worzel. They are amazed by the walking, talking bundle of clothes and straw. He's half scarecrow and half human but best of all, he's a wizard! Susan and John soon grow to love Worzel and share all sorts of magical adventures with their unusual friend.

Detective Worzel Gummidge


Author: Barbara Euphan Todd,Jill Crockford

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237535742

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7616

Scarecrow-come-to-life Worzel Gummidge decides to become a detective in this humorous classic story, the 10th in the series. Obstinate and obstructive but ultimately endearing, Worzels appeal has not been diminished. First published by Evans in 1963.

The Irish Adventures of Worzel Gummidge


Author: Keith Waterhouse,Willis Hall

Publisher: Severn House Publishers

ISBN: 9780727809797

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 158

View: 8894

A gift for Aunt Sally starts a chain of events that takes Worzel Gummidge, the talking scarecrow, from his home in England to adventures in and around an Irish castle.

Worzel's Birthday


Author: Keith Waterhouse,Willis Hall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 9840

Literary Afterlife

The Posthumous Continuations of 325 Authors’ Fictional Characters


Author: Bernard A. Drew

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645721X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 9444

This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer’s real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer’s name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author’s unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and “biographies” of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author’s characters.

Stig of the Dump


Author: Clive King

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504037685

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

View: 2812

A boy befriends a young caveman in this modern children’s classic of friendship and adventure. Barney isn’t supposed to go near the chalk pit. His grandmother and sister both told him the edge could give way and he could fall in—but what else is he supposed to do on a miserable gray day? It’s not long before Barney falls into the pit and bumps his head. But where he lands is more than an old garbage dump: It’s a home. There’s a little hut built out of discarded junk, and more surprisingly, there’s a boy, about Barney’s age, inside. He speaks in grunts instead of English, wears a rabbit-skin loincloth, has shaggy black hair, and might be named something that sounds like “Stig.” Barney befriends him immediately. Together, Barney and Stig go on all sorts of adventures, building a chimney for Stig’s hut, joining a foxhunt, stopping robbers, and catching a leopard escaped from the circus! Barney and Stig’s escapades have been delighting children for more than fifty years, while addressing important topics such as bullying, recycling, and language barriers. This timeless classic is sure to captivate readers young and old with its wit, imagination, and sense of adventure.