The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie combines May Gibbs' much loved classics, The Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia . First published over 100 years ago in 1918, these delightful tales of iconic Australian folklore have never been out of print.
This new paperback edition of Australia's best-loved children's book includes the original, hand-drawn illustrations, bringing alive the enchanting world of the gumnut babies and other bush characters for today's generation.
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
May Gibbs (1877-1969) came to Australia at the age of four. Even as a child May drew and painted, encouraged by her parents. She studied art, both in Western Australia and in England, before settling in Sydney to follow a successful career as a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
Her most famous book, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, was published in 1918. Her bestselling series featuring the Gumnut babies, their friends and their foes, established an enduring mythology of the Australian bush for generations raised firmly on traditional European fairytales. In 1955, she received an MBE for her contribution to children’s literature.