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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

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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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    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

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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

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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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          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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          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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          ISBN: 9780732284282
          ISBN-10: 0732284287
          Audience: Children
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 272
          Published: 1st October 2007
          Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 22.7  x 2.5
          Weight (kg): 1.15