Lindsay, Norman Magic Pudding

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Magic Pudding

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The adventure of those splendid fellows Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff, the penguin bold, and of course their amazing, everlasting, and very cantankerous puddin A very unusual pudding it is indeed. Whistle three times, turn it round and it's steak-and-kidney if that's what you fancy, or hot jam rolls, or delicious apple dumpling. Its manners are appalling, but it tastes so good! And it loves, just loves, to be eaten: Eat away, chew away, munch and bolt and guzzle, Never leave the table till your full up to the muzzle it rudely urges the Noble Order of Puddin 97 Owners, and of course the three members are delighted to oblige. But a secret like a magic pudding is hard to keep, and envious eyes of professional puddin 97thieves are on the brave trio and their prize. The puddin 97thieves are cunning and master of disguise, but no match in the end for the even greater ingenuity of righteous puddin 97owners. Ages 8+

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"'Albert, Albert, ' said Bill to the Puddin', 'where's your manners? Where's yours?' said the Puddin' rudely, 'guzzling away there and never so much as offering this stranger a slice.'"

"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 as much as I ever did."
-- Philip Pullman, from the introduction
"A robust fantasy, The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918 but shows few signs of its age. It's part of a handsome, new collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children's classics from 'the dustbins of history'. There's no dust on Lindsay's quirky tale about the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, an irrepressible, polite young koala. He meets various eccentric characters who bust into song and rhyme. In the introduction to the new edition, Philip Pullman, author of "The Amber Spyglass," calls Lindsay's work 'the funniest children's book ever written...You can feel Lindsay carried away on the wings of his own energy'."
-- "USA Today," "Holiday Books"
"The illustrations are great fun, the characters burst into comic verse at the drop of a hat, and it's hard to resist."
-- "The Horn Book"
"The book is full of songs that pitch along like boats on a rough sea. The tremendous black and white drawings are full of ne'er do well character...It is an outrage that it is not on every English family's menu."
-- "The Observer"

"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 as much as I ever did."
Philip Pullman, from the introduction
"A robust fantasy, The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918 but shows few signs of its age. It s part of a handsome, new collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children s classics from 'the dustbins of history'. There s no dust on Lindsay s quirky tale about the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, an irrepressible, polite young koala. He meets various eccentric characters who bust into song and rhyme. In the introduction to the new edition, Philip Pullman, author of "The Amber Spyglass," calls Lindsay s work 'the funniest children s book ever written You can feel Lindsay carried away on the wings of his own energy'.
"USA Today," Holiday Books
"The illustrations are great fun, the characters burst into comic verse at the drop of a hat, and it s hard to resist."
"The Horn Book"
"The book is full of songs that pitch along like boats on a rough sea. The tremendous black and white drawings are full of ne er do well character It is an outrage that it is not on every English family s menu."
"The Observer""

"I think it s 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 forThe Magic Puddingare his best work, in my view. They are so vigorous and absurd, so strongly characterized and brilliantly detailed, that my eye delights in them still. Philip Pullman on his favorite children s book, Publishers Weekly, December 2015
The Magic Pudding . .. is one of my all-time favourite children s books an unmissable read for anyone who has not already encountered it The New York Review s Children s collection is full of such choice reprints that I would gladly have every one of their publications on my shelves. Kate Kellaway, The Guardian (UK)
"A robust fantasy, The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918 but shows few signs of its age. It s part of a handsome, new collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children s classics from 'the dustbins of history'. There s no dust on Lindsay s quirky tale about the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, an irrepressible, polite young koala. He meets various eccentric characters who bust into song and rhyme. In the introduction to the new edition, Philip Pullman, author of The Amber Spyglass, calls Lindsay s work 'the funniest children s book ever written You can feel Lindsay carried away on the wings of his own energy'.
USA Today, Holiday Books
Philip Pullman s favourite book satirical, wise and brilliantly illustrated by Lindsay The Sunday Times (UK)
"The illustrations are great fun, the characters burst into comic verse at the drop of a hat, and it s hard to resist."
The Horn Book
"The book is full of songs that pitch along like boats on a rough sea. The tremendous black and white drawings are full of ne er do well character It is an outrage that it is not on every English family s menu."
The Observer"

-I think it's 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, in my view. They are so vigorous and absurd, so strongly characterized and brilliantly detailed, that my eye delights in them still.--- Philip Pullman on his favorite children's book, Publishers Weekly, December 2015
-The Magic Pudding . .. is one of my all-time favourite children's books - an unmissable read for anyone who has not already encountered it ... The New York Review's Children's collection is full of such choice reprints that I would gladly have every one of their publications on my shelves.- --Kate Kellaway, The Guardian (UK)
-A robust fantasy, The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918 but shows few signs of its age. It's part of a handsome, new collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children's classics from 'the dustbins of history'. There's no dust on Lindsay's quirky tale about the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, an irrepressible, polite young koala. He meets various eccentric characters who bust into song and rhyme. In the introduction to the new edition, Philip Pullman, author of The Amber Spyglass, calls Lindsay's work 'the funniest children's book ever written...You can feel Lindsay carried away on the wings of his own energy'.-
-- USA Today, -Holiday Books-
-Philip Pullman's favourite book ... satirical, wise and brilliantly illustrated by Lindsay- --The Sunday Times (UK)
-The illustrations are great fun, the characters burst into comic verse at the drop of a hat, and it's hard to resist.-
-- The Horn Book
-The book is full of songs that pitch along like boats on a rough sea. The tremendous black and white drawings are full of ne'er do well character...It is an outrage that it is not on every English family's menu.-
-- The Observer

"I think it's 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, in my view. They are so vigorous and absurd, so strongly characterized and brilliantly detailed, that my eye delights in them still."-- Philip Pullman on his favorite children's book, Publishers Weekly, December 2015

"The Magic Pudding . .. is one of my all-time favourite children's books - an unmissable read for anyone who has not already encountered it ... The New York Review's Children's collection is full of such choice reprints that I would gladly have every one of their publications on my shelves." --Kate Kellaway, The Guardian (UK)

"A robust fantasy, The Magic Pudding was first published in 1918 but shows few signs of its age. It's part of a handsome, new collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children's classics from 'the dustbins of history'. There's no dust on Lindsay's quirky tale about the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum, an irrepressible, polite young koala. He meets various eccentric characters who bust into song and rhyme. In the introduction to the new edition, Philip Pullman, author of The Amber Spyglass, calls Lindsay's work 'the funniest children's book ever written...You can feel Lindsay carried away on the wings of his own energy'."
-- USA Today, "Holiday Books"

"Philip Pullman's favourite book ... satirical, wise and brilliantly illustrated by Lindsay" --The Sunday Times (UK)

"The illustrations are great fun, the characters burst into comic verse at the drop of a hat, and it's hard to resist."
-- The Horn Book

"The book is full of songs that pitch along like boats on a rough sea. The tremendous black and white drawings are full of ne'er do well character...It is an outrage that it is not on every English family's menu."
-- The Observer

About the Author:

Norman Lindsay (1879-1970) wrote The Magic Pudding to settle an argument with a friend who claimed that children liked to read about fairies. Lindsay argued instead that they liked to read about food. The author of several novels, Lindsay was also a caricaturist, sculptor, painter, and pen-and-ink artist renowned in Australia and beyond.

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9780207157066: The Magic Pudding The Adventures Of Bunyip Bluegum And His Friends Bill Barbacke & Sam Sawnoff

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