Gumnut Babies | Harper Collins Australia

Gumnut Babies

by May Gibbs

On Sale: 01/09/2016

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

Beautiful new Centenary edition to celebrate the publication of May Gibbs's first book, GUMNUT BABIES, in 1916.

May Gibbs's marvellous creation - the Gumnut world, with its tiny heroes and heroines and deliciously villainous villains - has fascinated generations of children since its first publication in 1916. Gumnuts at the races, at the ballet, and dancing at balls are some of May's exquisitely illustrated scenes that have delighted us all.

This beautiful new edition has been produced to mark the Centenary of GUMNUT BABIES and contains the stories of Gum-Blossom Babies, Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies, Boronia Babies, Wattle Babies, plus Nuttybub and Nittersing and Chucklebud and Wunkydoo.

The perfect companion for THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE.

Ages 8+

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460752555
  • ISBN 10: 1460752554
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/09/2016
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 39.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Classic fiction (Children's - Teenage)

Biography

Born in 1877 in England (but arriving in Australia in 1881), May Gibbs provided a whole mythology of the Australian bush for generations raised firmly in European traditions of fairies and forest sprites.  While her books were still rooted strongly in those traditional forms for story and characterization, they used native Australian f


More about the author



X