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The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall

The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill

Hardcover Published: October 2009
ISBN: 9780732284343
Number Of Pages: 432

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Blinky Bill, the mischievous little koala, has been a favourite with children since his first appearance in 1933. His shenanigans at Miss Pym's shop and in Farmer Smifkins's vegie patch quickly earned him a devoted following.

Blinky Bill Grows Up and Blinky Bill and Nutsy followed in 1935 and 1938, and the three stories were first combined in an omnibus edition in 1939. As with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and The Magic Pudding, the original illustrations have been re-scanned, creating a stunning version of this well-loved omnibus classic.

About The Author

Dorothy Wall (12 January 1894 - 21 January 1942) was a New Zealand-born author and illustrator of children's fiction books. She is most famous for creating Blinky Bill, an anthropomorphic koala who was the central character in her books Blinky Bill: the Quaint Little Australian (1933), Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) and Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937).

Wall was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 12 January 1894 and won scholarships for her art at the age of 10. She migrated to Australia in 1914 and worked for the Sun newspaper in Sydney. In 1920 her first children's story 'Tommy Bear and the Zookies' was published and the following year she married Andrew Delfosse Badgery. The same year Wall found some acclaim for her illustrations in J.J. Hall's book 'The Crystal Bowl'.

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This book was a childhood favorite!

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A family favorite from my childhood and I've read it to all three of my children. I brought this copy as a gift for a very dear friend

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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BEAUTIFUL HARD COVER CLASSIC

5

Lovely book, we have purchased this book for our English unit (for daughters aged 6 and 9). We are a homeschooling family. Great size print. Beautiful, classic illustrations throughout, colour and in black in white. We will be using this in conjunction with the Audio (CD version) of this book. This can also be found at Booktopia. The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill - Unabridged (CD or MP3 version) ISBN: 9781743177471 ISBN-10: 174317747X Also, on Utube, there are the full episodes of the original Blinky Bill cartoons from the early 90's TV Show that Compliment this Book. There are playlists on there in order of seasons. At the end of this book, it has a section about the author, Dorothy Wall and the history of Blinky Bill. This book would also make a lovely gift and keepsake.

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I would buy this book for any child.

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Bought for my Grandson.

Sydney, Australia

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This will be an heirloom book for my grandson.

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Just what I expected

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Canberra

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A Must Have For All Children

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I had this book read to me as a child and have been in awe of it ever since. I now give it as a gift to children in my life, and some of them now have children of their own to pass the book on.

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Wonderful book for kids

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Great gift for children

Sydney

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A wonderful trip down memory lane.

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A wonderful children's book that I was read and read myself growing up. Sharing it now with my first child is a wonderful experience. I was thoroughly impressed with the book itself and expect it to be a wonderful keepsake for my daughter.

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The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill

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ISBN: 9780732284343
ISBN-10: 0732284341
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: October 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 22.9  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.72