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Issue Details: First known date: 1955... 1955 The Blue Blue Bird
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Rosita is riding her pony in the country when she encounters a galah who has been turned blue by a wicked fairy after a quarrel. The bird must remain blue (in colour and mood) until he finds the cause of true happiness. Rosita tells the bird that helping others makes her happy, and then begins to cheer him up. She makes the bird laugh and he turns back into a galah again. The narrator concludes by saying that 'Rosita's kind action will have its reward.'

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    y separately published work icon Animal Talk and Other Stories for Boys and Girls Neville Smith , Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 Z1500460 1955 selected work children's fiction children's 'Here are twenty-five stories that have escaped from life - that is, the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. In them, everyday life become involved with strange things and happenings. Magic comes creeping in when least expected; fairies and sprites appear; animals and objects indulge in conversations; dreams take the oddest turns. But, though there may be a friendly lion in a story, or a sea maid, or a flame fairy who can only speak in rhyme, in every case the central person is a normal Australian girl or boy.' (Inside dust jacket) Melbourne : Cheshire , 1955 pg. 59-61
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