Worzel Gummidge – Barbara Euphan Todd

Worzel Gummidge by Barbara Euphan Todd  (Author), Tony Ross  (Illustrator)

Paperback: 224 pages

Age Range: 9 – 11 years

Publisher: OUP Oxford; New Ed edition

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.

Barbara Euphan Todd wrote 10 Worzell books altogether:

Worzel Gummidge (1936)

Worzel Gummidge Again (1937)

More About Worzel Gummidge (1938)

Worzel Gummidge And Saucy Nancy (1947)

Worzel Gummidge Takes A Holiday (1949)

Earthy Mangold And Worzel Gummidge (1954)

Worzel Gummidge And The Railway Scarecrows (1955)

Worzel Gummidge At The Circus (1956)

Worzel Gummidge And The Treasure Ship (1958)

Detective Worzel Gummidge (1963)

The first paperback version of the first book, released in 1941, has the distinction of being the first story book published by the famous children’s imprint Puffin.

 

Also try:

Worzel Gummidge by Barbara Euphan Todd  (Author)

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Puffin

 

And:

Worzel Gummidge And Saucy Nancy by Barbara Euphan Todd

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Puffin