• R.I.P. Robina Beckles Willson, 90, in March (UK writer: Mozart's Story,

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Sun May 2 13:27:28 2021
    She lived in Twickenham, Middlesex, England.

    In the 1990s, she wrote the preschool "Harry" series.

    (death notice, with old photo)

    (book covers)


    (reader reviews)

    One review, about the play The King Who Had Dirty Feet (ed. 2000)

    "This is a play based on an Indian folktale. The king was musty and finally decided to bathe. Once he bathed and walked through the courtyard, his feet got dirty. It's a funny tale to read as the servants try to first, tell the king that he doesn't smell
    good and then to figure out that he can't walk around without shoes and keep his feet clean. There are several ideas that don't work! Then an ingenious servant has an idea!"

    From Contemporary Authors:

    Teacher of English and music at schools in Leeds, Liverpool, and London, England.

    A Reflection of Rachel, Macmillan, 1967.
    Roundabout Ride, Benn, 1968.
    Pendulum Quest, Macmillan, 1969.
    Dancing Day, Benn, 1971.
    The Shell on Your Back, Heinemann, 1972.
    What a Noise, Heinemann, 1974.
    Circus Parade, Macmillan, 1980.
    Music Maker, Viking Kestrel, 1986.
    Leopards on the Loire, Gollancz, 1961.
    A Time to Dance, Collins, 1962.
    A Seraph in a Box, Hart-Davis, 1963.
    Pineapple Palace, Hart-Davis, 1964.
    Musical Instruments, Oliver & Boyd, 1964.
    Anchors Wharf, Hart-Davis, 1965.
    The Last Harper, Macmillan, 1972.
    The Voice of Music (nonfiction), Heinemann, 1976, Atheneum, 1977.
    Musical Merry-Go-Round, Heinemann, 1977, published as Creative Drama and Musical Activities for Children, Plays, 1979.
    The Beaver Book of Ballet, Hamlyn, 1979.
    Anna Pavlova: A Legend among Dancers, Hodder & Stoughton, 1981.
    Eyes Wide Open, Heinemann, 1981.
    Pocket Book of Ballet, Hamlyn, 1982.
    Merry Christmas: Children at Christmastime around the World, Philomel Books, 1983.
    Secret Witch, Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
    Square Bear, Hamish Hamilton, 1983.
    Holiday Witch, Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
    Hungry Witch, Hodder & Stoughton, 1984.
    Sporty Witch, Hodder & Stoughton, 1986.
    Mozart's Story, A. & C. Black, 1991.
    (With Lyn Gray) Just Imagine, Belair Publications, 1993.

    Also author of The Haunting Music, A. & C. Black.

    Le Chef de fanfare, adaptation by Ralph Sage, Benn, 1973.

    Contributor to children's programs broadcast on BBC-TV and YTV.

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