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The Muddleheaded Wombat

by Ruth Park

Wombat and his inseparable friends – the motherly and practical Mouse, and Tabby Cat whose pride, along with his tabby coat, is always being ruffled – began their careers in a daily children′s serial on ABC radio. Since then their delightful adventures in the popular series of Muddleheaded Wombat books have entertained thousands of children in many parts of the world.

This paperback edition brings together four stories – The Muddleheaded Wombat, The Muddleheaded Wombat at School, The Muddleheaded Wombat on Holiday and The Muddleheaded Wombat in the Treetops – all presented with Noela Young′s lively illustrations.

To both parents and children, Wombat is an irresistible character and he and his mates will endure to bring pleasure to many generations more.

#90 in  Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads

About Ruth Park

Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer. She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.


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