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The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie selected work   children's fiction   children's  
Alternative title: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
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'This quintessential collection of May Gibbs’ classic stories was first published in 1940 and has never been out of print since! Featuring the tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first published in 1918) and its two sequels, Little Ragged Blossom (1920) and Little Obelia (1921). In this new 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.' (Source: author's website)

Adaptations

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Eva Di Cesare , Sandra Eldridge , Tim McGarry , 2015 single work drama children's

'Adapted from a series of books by May Gibbs, by arrangement with The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

'Snugglepot & Cuddlepie are on a mission to see a human – but only in the distance! Join your favourite gumnut babies on their journey through the magical Australian bush to the big city. Along the way you’ll meet friends and foes including Professor Kookaburra, Mrs Fantail, Mr Lizard, Mr Frog, Mrs Snake, Mr Possum and, of course, Little Ragged Blossom.

'Will Snugglepot lead the way? Can Cuddlepie hold his nerve? Can they avoid falling victim to the Big Bad Banksia Man?

This heartwarming theatrical delight is filled with laughter, mischief and fun for the whole family.' (Production summary)

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Published by May Gibbs' website.

Notes

  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.
  • Adapted for the ballet The Adventures of Snugglepot, Cuddlepie and Ragged Blossom choerographed by Petal Miller Ashmole, music by Richard Mills, performed by The Dancers Company of The Australian Ballet School with guest artists from the Australian Ballet. Broadcast on ABC televsion, designed and directed by George Cass, produced by Film Australia with the assistance of the Australian Ballet Foundation and the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. Released on videocassette by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, c1996
  • Publisher's blurb for this title is on the back cover of the digitised copy of Blinky Bill Joins the Army.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1940 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Snugglepot and Cuddlepie : Their Adventures Wonderful, May Gibbs , single work children's fiction children's

'Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and two little gumnut brothers who set off on an adventure to see a human. They are joined on their quest by Mr Lizard and along the way, meet Little Ragged Blossom at a dance. Together the four adventurers meet many new bush friends and battle the evil Mrs Snake and the very scary Bad Banksia Men.' (Source: Author's website)

Little Ragged Blossom : And More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs , single work children's fiction children's

'In this sequel to Snugglepot and Cuddepie, the three friends – Little Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie go on a new adventure together to see new countries. When Ragged Blossom and Snugglepot are captured by the Banksia Men, they are thrown into the sea and go on to meet many new friends (and enemies) in the undersea world including Ann Chovy, Frilly, the baby Little Obelia and John Dory. Snugglepot is saved and reunited with Cuddlepie on dry land (Ragged Blossom stays in the sea to care for Little Obelia), they are joined by Mr Lizard who helps them escape the clutches of the Bad Banksia Men once more and throws the evil creatures into the sea.' (Source: author's website)

Little Obelia, and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot & Cuddlepie, May Gibbs , single work children's fiction children's

'In this follow up to Little Ragged Blossom, go on more adventures with Little Obelia, Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie on land and under the sea as they once again battle the Bad Banksia Men and a new enemy, the wicked and awful Giant Octopus. Joined by their old friend Mr Lizard they work together to defeat their evil enemies.' (Source: author's website)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1940 .
      Extent: 218p., [1] leaf of platesp.
      Description: illus. (1 col.)
      Reprinted: 1942 , 1943 , 1944 , 1946 , 1947 , 1949 , 1950 , 1952 , 1954 , 1956 , 1959 , 1963 , 1962 , 1966 , 1965 , 1975 , 1977 , 1979 , 1981 , 1982 , 1984
    • North Ryde, Ryde - Gladesville - Hunters Hill area, Northwest Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1986 .
      Extent: 216p., 6 leaves of col. platesp.
      Edition info: Commemorative ed.
      Description: illus. (some col.)
      ISBN: 0207153833
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2007 .
      image of person or book cover 1275337376632801858.jpg
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      Alternative title: The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Including Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia
      Extent: 272 p.p.
      Edition info: New Ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 October 2007.

      ISBN: 9780732284282 (hbk), 0732284287
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2018 .
      image of person or book cover 2468720036650967070.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 272 p.p.
      Edition info: 100th Anniversary Edition
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 20 August 2018.

      ISBN: 9781460756218 (hbk), 1460756215
Alternative title: Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Creating Cuddlepie – The May Gibbs Story Cassy Liberman , Prahran : Cassy Liberman , 2018 15279025 2018 single work biography

'Creating Cuddlepie tells the of the life of May Gibbs, from her early childhood in England through to her journey to a new home in Australia, and her many creative achievements along the way that culminated in the creation of the gumnut babies: Cuddlepot, Snugglepie and a host of other enchanting bush characters. It describes her early days as a young artist, achieving acclaim in particular for her botanical artwork, and her ventures into pictorial journalism, political cartoons, fashion, and feminist causes. With the advent of World War I, she created postcards and other illustrated ephemera that would bring great comfort to the troops at war with their messages of heartfelt support and greetings from home. Her earliest visions for the famous gumnut babies came to her in a dream and would be cherished by generations of children and adults to come. More than 100 years since the birth of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, May Gibbs remains one of the greatest Australian illustrators and story-tellers of all time.'  (Publication summary)

Coffee Table : Uncovering the Mystery of May Gibbs 2016 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , May 2016; (p. 52-53)
Australia in Three Books Sofie Laguna , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 21-23)
Sofie Laguna shares her thoughts and memories on the reading of three Australian books.
Books That Changed Me Robin Barker Robin Barker , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 May 2015; (p. 12)
The Return of the Fairy : Australian Medievalist Fantasy for the Young Clare Bradford , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October - November vol. 26 no. 3-4 2011; (p. 115-132)
Classics Reissued Rayma Turton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 22 no. 5 2007; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie May Gibbs , 1940 selected work children's fiction ; The Pixie O'Harris Fairy Book Pixie O'Harris , 2007 selected work children's fiction poetry
Untitled Howard George , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 39 no. 4 1995; (p. 25)

— Review of The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill Dorothy Wall , 1939 selected work children's fiction ; The Magic Pudding : Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff Norman Lindsay , 1918 single work children's fiction ; The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie May Gibbs , 1940 selected work children's fiction ; The Adventures of the Muddle-Headed Wombat Ruth Park , 1974 selected work children's fiction
True Blue : Banksia Men and Hobyahs Robert Drewe , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Life , 22 January 2006; (p. 17) The Local Wildlife 2013; (p. 119-121)
Snug and Cud Were Latecomers to Fame Pier Leach , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 January 2007; (p. 11)
Gibbs' Cuties Older Than They Seem Jane Sullivan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 13 January 2007; (p. 26)
Jane Sullivan recalls the fascination of the May Gibbs' Gumnut Stories and their impact.
Forget Hobyahs - Worry about Bare-Bummed Gumnuts! Robert Drewe , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25-26 April 2008; (p. 3)
Australian Children's Books M. L. Fitzgerald , 1926 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Woman's Mirror , 9 November vol. 2 no. 50 1926; (p. 18)
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