Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Both books have been inscribed by Maureen Walsh. 1/ Mother of the Gumnuts: May Gibbs has remained for generations Australia's best-loved children's author, but the scope of her contribution has yet to be fully appreciated. Her achievement was to replace the traditional yet remote fairies, pixies & elves of the Old World with a tantalisingly approachable bush fairyland. For adults & children alike, she brought, for the first time, a potent magic as closeas the bush was to their doorstep. Her intrepid heroes & heroines, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, Little Ragged Blossom, Bib & Bub, & Little Obelia, have indeed become national symbols, & not to mention, the villainous Bad Banksia Men. What elements in May Gibb's life triggered the creation of this unique mythology? Most of the clues are given in Maureen Walsh's lovingly researched & detailed biography, which traces May's whole life - from her birth into the comfortable British middle class, through attempts on the part of her family to establish themselves as farmers in the harsh outback of Australia, to a cultured adolescence in Perth, art schools in England &, ultimately success & the demands it made." 2/ Gumnut Classics: "Generations of Australian families have been delighted by those intrepid gumnuts Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, terrified by the Bad Banksia Men & charmed by the ebullient Mr. Lizard.Less well known, but equally charming & enjoyable are May Gibbs' other gumnut adventure stories, Nightbub & Nittersing, Chucklebud & Wunkydoo, and, finally, tying everything together, the story of the Scottish terrier who strays into Gumnut Land. Scotty in Gumnut Land & its sequel, Mr. & Mrs. Bear & Friends.So that none of the denizens of Gumnut Town are forgotten, a selection from the "Gumnut Town" are forgotten, a selection from the Gumnut Gossip, a series of short stories featuring Bib & Bub & their friends, has been included." Size: 240mm-310mm. 494 pages. DJ's have some old dust marks on the spine. Dust Jackets have some waviness to extremities. Slip case has some rubbing & bumping. Books have ribbon markers. Books come in their original slipcase. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; Children. Inscribed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14790. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Bookseller Inventory # 14790
Title: Gumnut Classics : The Famous Gumnut ...
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hardcover (in Slipcase)
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: Edition Unstated
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