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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
For Ages: 8+ years old
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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.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Well written (5)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Easy to understand (3)

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  • Younger readers (6)
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5.0

A wonderful book

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from Sydney

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

Cons

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    • Gift
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

    A wonderful book. This is a modern version that enhances all the magic about it that captivated me as a child. It connected me more to the Australian bush and its flora and fauna.

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous book with lovely illustrations. A must !

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    from Burleigh Queensland

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      • Gift

      Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

      Grandchilds first birthday present...went down very well.

       
      5.0

      A beautiful book

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      from Paris

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          Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

          A great gift with an Australian theme

           
          4.0

          Lovely book, stories are long though!

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          from WA

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging characters

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            Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

            Bought for my 4 year old daughter. Beautiful book, lots of pictures, but the whole book only contains 3 stories (each story is around 80-100 pages long, including some picture pages) so needs to be read over a number of days. Not sure she is quite ready for this. She seems to enjoy it but not sure how much she is really taking in! Some chapters would be handy. Will definitely last a few years.

             
            5.0

            So lovely to have a bit of Australia

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            from Townsville, QLD

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters

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              Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

              I bought this book for a friends little one's first birthday present and for my own child that I'm expecting in January 17. I remember reading this book as a child and am so glad that I'm able to have some classic Australian literature for my own children to read. The illustrations in this book are just gorgeous and even if the child can't read yet they'll love looking at the pictures. This should be a staple for every kids shelf, no matter how old the kid is!

               
              5.0

              Family fun book

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              from East of melbourne

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              • Fun Lots Of Fun

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                Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

                Love this book. Great gift.

                 
                5.0

                Get for getting kids to bed

                By 

                from South Australia

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                Pros

                • Well Written

                Cons

                • NONE

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                Comments about The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie:

                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

                 
                4.0

                Classic Aussie book

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                from Brisbane, AU

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Inspirational

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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!!

                   
                  5.0

                  for every australian child

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                  from Killarney Vale Australia

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Informative
                  • Inspirational
                  • Relevant
                  • Well Written

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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.

                     
                    5.0

                    What every child needs

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                    from Singapore

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                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Well Written

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                      • Gift
                      • Older Readers

                      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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                      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.

                      Visit May Gibbs's Booktopia Author Page


                      ISBN: 9780732284282
                      ISBN-10: 0732284287
                      Audience: Children
                      For Ages: 8+ years old
                      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