The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie: 100th Anniversary Edition

by May Gibbs

On Sale: 20/08/2018

Format:

Multiple copy pack

About the Book

A GORGEOUS SLIPCASE EDITION THAT CELEBRATES THE CENTENARY ANNIVERSARY OF A MUCH-LOVED AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC.

Now in a slipcase to celebrate the centenary anniversary of its publication, The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines in one edition May Gibbs' much-loved classics, The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia.

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 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 edition a delight to rediscover - or read for the very first time.

Included is a biography of May Gibbs that reveals her remarkable life and talent and how deserving she is to be regarded as one of Australia's most treasured illustrators, artists and children's authors.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460756218
  • ISBN 10: 1460756215
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 20/08/2018
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: 49.99 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


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