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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - May Gibbs

The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

By: May Gibbs

Hardcover

Published: 1st October 2007
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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines in one edition May Gibbs; much loved classics, The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first published in 1918) and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom (1920) and Little Obelia (1921). Quintessentially Australian, these delightful tales have never been out of print; indeed the fantasy world of May Gibbs has been a source of continual fascination for generations of children. May's is a world filled with fears and excitement and adventures both extraordinary and everyday. A world peopled with small creatures, where the real mixes tantalizingly with the imaginary and provides a window to the magic we all believe exists in the bush.

In this new edition, all of May's original artwork has been sourced and re-scanned and the illustrations look as exquisite as the day May put down her paintbrush all those years ago. A fresh new design in full colour that is true to the original editions of these three stories makes this new edition a delight to rediscover - or read for the very first time.

About the Author

May Gibbs (1877-1969) came to Australia at the age of four. Even as a child May drew and painted, encouraged by her parents. She studied art, both in Western Australia and in England, before settling in Sydney to follow a successful career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books. Her most famous book, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, was published in 1918. Her bestselling series featuring the Gumnut babies, their friends and their foes, established an enduring mythology of the Australian bush for generations raised firmly on traditional European fairytales. In 1955, she received an MBE for her contribution to children’s literature...

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    5.0

    Get for getting kids to bed

    By Raft

    from South Australia

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    I'm told by the Mum I gave this to it has got her kids to bed earlier as she has been reading it to them at bed time

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    4.0

    Classic Aussie book

    By Toddy

    from Brisbane, AU

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      Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

      Got this as a gift for my daughter, as I grew up reading about Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. Every little Aussie girl should own a copy!!

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      5.0

      for every australian child

      By ancientJ

      from CENTRAL COAST NSW.

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        Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

        this book should be given to every australian child to read and cherish and to learn what an assett a good imagination is.

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        5.0

        What every child needs

        By JayPee

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          Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

          This is my favourite childhood book. I love the illustrations and the creativity of May Gibbs who brings the Australian bush alive in characters. Timeless gem.

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          Bring Back Your Childhood

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            This book is a must read by or to children. Brings the magic of the Australian bush to life

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            Exceptional service - communication excellent.

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            ISBN: 9780732284282
            ISBN-10: 0732284287
            Audience: Children
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 272
            Published: 1st October 2007
            Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 22.7  x 2.5
            Weight (kg): 1.17

            May Gibbs

            May Gibbs (1877-1969) came to Australia at the age of four. Even as a child May drew and painted, encouraged by her parents. She studied art, both in Western Australia and in England, before settling in Sydney to follow a successful career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books.

            Her most famous book, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, was published in 1918. Her bestselling series featuring the Gumnut babies, their friends and their foes, established an enduring mythology of the Australian bush for generations raised firmly on traditional European fairytales. In 1955, she received an MBE for her contribution to children’s literature.

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