Christopher Wiederkehr
William of Arlington by Christopher Wiederkehr

Halloween is approaching and William is going as the boy from
his favorite movie,
My Girl Alfie. He’s worried that when he trick-
or-treats, he might accidentally make the burp joke which will
upset his Belgian neighbors, the Prood-Homes, and cause
trouble for the president. A bigger worry faces William just
around the corner.


Follow William’s journey as he deals with family, friendship,
teasing, and worry. Along the way, William shares his special
words from other countries, tries to understand the sometimes
mixed-up world of grown-ups while sharing his funny
observations about everything going on around him, including a
dad that uses lots of confusing expressions, his beloved cat
Albatross, and Jock, the Prood-Homes’ big scary dog.