William the Outlaw

William the Outlaw is the seventh book in the Just William series by Richmal Crompton.[1] It was first published in 1927.

William the Outlaw
AuthorRichmal Crompton
IllustratorThomas Henry
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreChildren's literature
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback) & Audio book
Followed byWilliam in Trouble 


  • William the Outlaw—The Outlaws receive an unwanted lecture on geology.
  • The Terrible Magician—The Outlaws believe that Mr. Galileo Simkins, a harmless amateur scientist, is really an evil sorcerer.
  • Georgie and the Outlaws—The Outlaws' parents discover there is such a thing as a perfect child.
  • William Plays Santa Claus—William is given the task of distributing Christmas presents at two separate parties.
  • William and the White Elephants—The literal-minded William is thrilled to be put in charge of a white elephant stall - until he learns what a "white elephant" actually is.
  • Finding a School for William—Horrified that Mr Cranthorpe-Cranborough, a headmaster, intends to send him away to his boarding school, William sets out to sabotage the plan.
  • The Stolen Whistle—William annoys the entire neighborhood with his new dog-whistle.
  • William Finds a Job—Robert has fallen in love with the daughter of an artist—a fact which William ruthlessly exploits.
  • William's Busy Day—A caving expedition leads William into strange territory.
  • William is Hypnotised—William takes revenge on the school sneak.


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