Provided by Wikipedia Ursula Moray Williams (19 April 1911 – 17 October 2006) was an English children's author of nearly 70 books for children. ''Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse'', written while expecting her first child, remained in print throughout her life from its publication in 1939.
Her classic stories often involved brave creatures who overcome trials and cruelty in the outside world before finding a loving home. They included ''The Good Little Christmas Tree'' of 1943, and ''Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat'' first published the previous year. It immediately sold out but disappeared until re-issued in abridged form by Kaye Webb at Puffin Books twenty years later, when it became a best-seller.