|This article does not cite any sources. (June 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback) & Audio book|
|Followed by||William Again|
More William is the second William collection in the much acclaimed Just William series by Richmal Crompton. It is a sequel to the book Just William. The book was first published in 1922, with a current edition published in 2005 by Macmillan Children's books.
Like most of the William books it has no continuous narrative, but consists of separate independent short-stories. The stories are as follows:
- A Busy Day
William is given a book entitled Things a Boy Can Do and annoys his entire household by trying to carry out its instructions.
- Rice-Mould (The first ever story,c.1919)
In order to impress the little girl next door, William attempts to steal cream blancmange from the household kitchen.
- William's Burglar
William befriends a mysterious stranger who claims to be a war veteran, but who is quite obviously a criminal.
- The Knight at Arms
A Quixote-esque tale in which "Sir William" and his faithful "squire" Ginger set out to rescue a "damsel in distress".
- William's Hobby
William takes up taxidermy as a hobby.
- The Rivals
William has a rival for the affections of Joan.
- The Ghost
William arranges a "psychic experience" for his cousin Mildred.
- The May King
William is chosen as attendant to the May Queen in a school pageant, but he has bigger ambitions.
- The Revenge
William takes revenge on his family by pretending to run away from home.
- The Helper
William "helps" the removal men when his family moves house.
- William and the Smuggler
Mr. Brown goes to the seaside for a "rest cure" but unfortunately has to endure William's company.
- The Reform of William
William is inspired to lead a better life, but decides not to start just yet!
- William and the Ancient Souls
A grown-up friend of William has his life made unendurable by a new neighbour.
- William's Christmas Eve
William and Joan deliver a Christmas feast to a poor family.