Sam Sawnoff, Bunyip Bluegum and Bill Barnacle all try to make a meal of the unusual, vocal magic pudding. But a secret like a magic pudding is hard to keep. The envious eyes of the professional pudding thieves are on the trio and their prize.
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"This is the funniest children’s book ever written. I’ve been laughing at it for fifty years, and when I read it again this morning, I laughed just as much as I ever did. There’s no point in trying to explain why it’s funny. If there’s anyone so bereft of humour that they can read these words and look at these pictures without laughing, then heaven help them, because they’re beyond the reach of advice, instruction or despair." --Philip Pullman, from the introductionAbout the Author:
Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) was born in Victoria, Australia, the fifth of ten children, several of whom grew up to be artists. At age seventeen, he left home and traveled to Melbourne, where he found work as an illustrator. Famously prolific in many mediums, Lindsay produced countless oil paintings, drawings, etchings, and watercolors, as well as eleven novels. He was famous, too, for the countless controversies he happily provoked throughout his long life. As his granddaughter later explained: “He fought the wowsers, he fought the hypocrites, the people that were going to stop and stifle creative freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of thought.”
Norman Lindsay’s home is now a museum of his works run by Australia’s National Trust. After entertaining generations of young Australians, The Magic Pudding is recognized as a classic of children’s literature, and in 2000 a sculpture of Bunyip Bluegum and friends (including the Puddin’ itself) was unveiled as the centerpiece of the children’s garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
Philip Pullman is the author of the trilogy His Dark Materials, the third book of which, The Amber Spyglass, was the first children’s book to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in the UK. He spent part of his childhood in Australia, where he first encountered The Magic Pudding. He now lives and works in Oxford, England.
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Book Description HarperCollinsPublishers PTY Limited, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0207183554
Book Description Angus and Robertson, Sydney, Australia, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Lindsay, Norman (illustrator). No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. --- One of the funniest children¿s book ever written. One of the great strengths of the book is its illustration, by Lindsay himself. He was best known as a visual artist, producing thousands of paintings, etchings, drawings, and sculptures, but his pictures for The Magic Pudding are his best work. They are vigorous and absurd, strongly characterized and brilliantly detailed. Bookseller Inventory # 006982