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Marcia Williams

  • 4 stars across 49 books
    Marcia Williams is famous for her retellings of classic stories. From Shakespeare and Dickens to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustrations are hugely popular all over the world. She lives in London.
    2nd July 2010

    Dear Zoo

    'I wrote to the zoo to send me a pet . . .' Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a f... More

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    1st October 2015

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style. Much-loved... More

    (10 reviews)
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    6th November 2014

    Les Miserables

    A beautifully illustrated retelling of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.Marcia Williams retells one of the greatest novels of a... More

    (4 reviews)
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    1st September 2010

    Sinbad the Sailor

    Share in the adventures of Sinbad in this wonderful re-telling of his travels. The stories of Sinbad the Sailor are som... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st September 2010

    King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

    A comic-strip re-telling of some of Britain's best-loved Arthurian stories and legends. Aided by the magician Merlin, A... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st November 2012

    Greek Myths

    This book contains a collection of some of the best-known Greek myths, full of brave heroes, terrifying monsters, powerf... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st September 2006

    The Iliad and the Odyssey

    Thrilling comic-strip action, with monsters, mighty heroes and even mightier gods and goddesses. The Iliad tells the st... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th June 2015

    My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright

    A fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Flossie is just nine yea... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th April 2019

    Cloud Boy

    The diary of an irrepressible girl learning to deal with friendship, grief and growing up, perfect for fans of Jacquelin... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st August 2006

    Three Cheers for Inventors!

    A tribute to 101 groundbreaking discoveries from some of the world's greatest - and not so great - inventors. Dedicated... More

    (1 review)
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