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Publication Order of William Books

Just William (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
More William (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Again (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Fourth (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Still William (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Conqueror (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Outlaw (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
William in Trouble (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Good (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
William (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Bad (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
William's Happy Days (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
William's Crowded Hours (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Pirate (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
William The Rebel (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Gangster (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Detective (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sweet William (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
William The Showman (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Dictator (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and Air Raid Precautions (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and the Evacuees (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Does His Bit (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
William Carries On (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
William And The Brains Trust (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just William's Luck (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Bold (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and the Tramp (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and the Moon Rocket (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and the Space Animal (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
William's Television Show (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
William—the Explorer (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
William's Treasure Trove (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
William and the Witch (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
William And The Pop Singers (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
William And The Masked Ranger (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Superman (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
William the Lawless (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just William at Christmas (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Just William is a series of thirty-nine books by English author of children’s books Richmal Crompton. The series tells the adventures of a schoolboy named William Brown and was published in a span of almost 50 years between 1921 and 1970. What sets the series from other series is the fact that the main character remains at same years of age despite each book published in different years.

The series has been adapted into various films and radio adaptations. Although the book is classified as a children’s book it can also be read by people of all ages.

Just William

Just William is the debut novel in a series by the same name. The story begins as William and his friends are collecting remnants of metals while playing and looking after Elizabeth Bott, a naughty daughter of wealthy man who they were forced to play with.

The book is set in the ancient era of England back in the early 20th century when children used to play in the forests and rivers without the knowledge of their parents. The children pursued all types of dangerous activities without since they never used to play in the home compounds where no one is seeing them. The book narrates about the games, trials, temptations, and trouble a young boy goes through when growing up.

The author writes about the adventures of William Brown, who is just eleven year’s old living in the 1920s. Ginger, Henry, and Douglas are his close friends who are all fugitives, and William is the leader and has named themselves at the ‘Outlaws.’ William has been causing a lot of trouble to his parents, his siblings, Ethel and Robert and any grown-up he comes across. He annoyed everyone with his amusing behavior. He is ever getting into trouble always, and he does not seem to understand the cause of his problem since he tries to do things thinking that the outcome will be okay.

William does not like going to school and view school life to be very dull especially having to understand some details taught and having to answer questions in class. He sometimes acts confused, other times naughty and other thoughtless, which makes him delightful and frustrating at the same time. He occasionally acts moral and tells the truth during Christmas day, and the results are not as good as he thought.

Although the book is mainly written for children, it is also enjoyable to read as an adult. William is a smart and charming character even though he acts naughty most of the times and thinks no one understands him. The author uses his style with humor to show how parents, siblings, and neighbors sometimes suffer when their children enter the adolescence stage.

The book is fast-paced and is an easy read and charming to read about the adventures of William and his friends. The author also uses a lot of sarcasm to make the book more entertaining to read.

More William

More William is the second book in Just William series. The book begins on a Christmas day when William finds a book titled ‘portraits of our kings and queens’ and another “Things a Boy can do.” The second book gives instructions on how to open and take out parts of a clock then reassemble them and how one can examine the inside of the watch.

William finds a clock in the kitchen and takes it planning to follow instructions he read from “things a boy can do” and does consider the cook who might need it. The whole family ends up missing church service on that day since the library clock does not signal them at ten o’ clock. The other family members find William and his young cousin, Jimmy inside the library with all the parts of the clock scattered on the floor.

They also find a message in William’s room reading that ‘a busy day is a happy day.’ Jimmy, on the hand, has assembled many snails to give out to the relatives as presents but unfortunately, they escape leaving marks of slimy trails in the house.

The two cousins decide to make their day busy and start cleaning the snail trails all over the house. Their cleaning leads to an exciting water fight, but unfortunately, it ends up in a flooded home.

William also involves himself in different exploits with his outlaws, Ginger, Douglas and Henry. He is also a friend to Joan, a young girl who lives the house next door and happens to be his secret admirer. They both participate at Mrs. de Vere Carter, which is a play on Red Riding Hood where William acts as a star wolf, and his performance turns out to be excellent.

William is a young boy living with his parents and siblings. He irritates them most of the times with his behavior and what angers them more is that he does see that he is badly behaved and confirms to have good intentions in all his adventures. While the author explains William’s amusing behavior in such a way that you can somehow predict the consequences, he uses an intense active language.

The book is all about William’s adventures that attempt with good intentions, but they turn out to bring bad luck to him as it leaves the family members angry. The book is fast-paced with some actions in it, making an exciting read and easy to understand.

William Again

William Again is the third book in Just William series. The loveable young boy, William, has been irritating his family and the people around for several years. No one seems to understand him except her mother, and the rest are always against him. Even when he tries hard to do good things, the end turns out wrong than he expected.

This time, William and his ginger are very broke and do not have any penny to buy sweets. Williams brainstorms a fantastic idea that they should try selling Ginger’s cousins, who are twins as slaves for them to get some money.

As you read the book, you will find yourself laughing out loud due to the funny behaviors of William and his friends. They get I to ditches, fight with people they don’t like, climb tall trees and at the end of the day go home injured which leaves William’s mother heartbroken.

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