The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Publisher details

The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Author
May Gibbs
Publisher
HarperCollins
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
01 March, 2010

Synopsis

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.#19 in Australia’s Top 50 Kids’ Books#18 in Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads
May Gibbs
About the author

May Gibbs

Cecilia May Gibbs was one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators and is best known today for the iconic Australian children’s story, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, featuring two gumnut babies and their escape from the big bad Banksia men.May Gibbs was born on 17 January 1877 in Sydenham, Kent, in England to parents Herbert Gibbs and Cecilia Rogers. She migrated with her family to Australia when she was four years old, settling in Perth, Western Australia. After several journeys back to England to pursue her artistic interests, May finally settled in Sydney, Australia in 1913. Here she designed covers for magazines, provided illustrations, designed postcards and published the first of her gumnut books, Gumnut Babies. Following her marriage in 1919 to mining agent, James Ossoli Kelly, the couple moved into Nutcote, the house designed for them by architect BJ Waterhouse in Neutral Bay, on the shores of Sydney Harbour, in 1925.May continued her career as an author and illustrator, writing numerous other stories and publishing her popular weekly comic strips Bib and Bub and Tiggy Touchwood for many years. Her work remained extremely popular. After the death of her husband in 1939, she lived on at Nutcote with her dogs, (mainly Scots Terriers), publishing her last book Prince Dande Lion in 1953. She died without having had children, in 1969, leaving her estate to UNICEF, the Spastic Centre of NSW (now Cerebral Palsy Alliance) and the NSW Society for Crippled Children (now Northcott Disability Services.)

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