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The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill - Dorothy Wall

The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill

Hardcover

Published: October 2009
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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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5.0

I would buy this book for any child.

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  • Brilliant Australian childrens' book.
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill:

    Bought for my Grandson.

     
    5.0

    Was just what I was hoping it would be.

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      Comments about The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill:

      This will be an heirloom book for my grandson.

       
      5.0

      Just what I expected

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          Comments about The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill:

          Nothing but praise

           
          5.0

          A Must Have For All Children

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            Comments about The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill:

            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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            5.0

            Wonderful book for kids

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              Great gift for children

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              5.0

              A wonderful trip down memory lane.

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                Comments about The Complete Adventures Of Blinky Bill:

                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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                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): 1.68