The Magic Pudding : The adventures of Bunyip Bluegum

The Magic Pudding The adventures of Bunyip Bluegum In because of an argument with a literary critic who thought children were interested in fairies whereas Norman Lindsay thought they preferred food The Magic Pudding was first cooked Thousands

  • Title: The Magic Pudding : The adventures of Bunyip Bluegum
  • Author: Norman Lindsay
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  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1918, because of an argument with a literary critic who thought children were interested in fairies, whereas Norman Lindsay thought they preferred food, The Magic Pudding was first cooked Thousands of children and, just quietly, their parents have been relishing ever since.Almost seventy years later, its rotundity and flavour undiminished, the cut and come again puddIn 1918, because of an argument with a literary critic who thought children were interested in fairies, whereas Norman Lindsay thought they preferred food, The Magic Pudding was first cooked Thousands of children and, just quietly, their parents have been relishing ever since.Almost seventy years later, its rotundity and flavour undiminished, the cut and come again puddin is served afresh in this special edition Here, as well as the original illustrations, are eight beautiful new colour plates of all the favourite characters There s Sam Sawnoff and Bill Barnacle and Bunyip Bluegum and even the pudding itself looking dour but debonair under a clean white basin All are studies of his characters which Norman Lindsay painted as a guide for the puppet makers when the story was made into a puppet play.For all puddin fans and for those who have not yet tasted this puddin s magic delights.

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  • Norman Lindsay

    Norman Alfred William Lindsay was an Australian artist Lindsay was born in Creswick, Victoria He was a prolific artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist and scale modeler, as well as being a highly talented boxer.Norman was the son of Irish surgeon Robert Charles William Alexander Lindsay and Jane Elizabeth Lindsay from Creswick Fifth of ten children, he was the brother of Percy Lindsay 1870 1952 , Lionel Lindsay 1874 1961 , Ruby Lindsay 1885 1919 , and Daryl Lindsay 1889 1976.He married Catherine Kate Agatha Parkinson, in Melbourne on 23 May 1900 Their son Jack was born, in Melbourne, on 20 October 1900, followed by Raymond in 1903 and Phillip in 1906 They divorced in 1918 Phillip died in 1958 and Raymond in 1960 In the Lindsay tradition, Jack would be prolific as a publisher, writer, translator and activist.Rose Soady began modelling for Norman in 1902 She would become his second wife, his most recognizable model, his business manager, and the printer for most of his etchings By the time he left for London in 1909, Rose had supplanted his wife and joined him there in 1910.He married Rose Soady on 14 January 1920 Their children, Janet and Helen Honey were born in 1920 and 1922 respectively Honey would remain in the U.S after visiting with her mother to cache her father s works at the beginning of World War II and Jane would acquire the printmaking studio on the Faulconbridge property in 1949 and build a house around it.He is widely regarded as one of Australia s greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including pen drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze.A large body of his work is housed in his former home at Faulconbridge, New South Wales, now the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, and many works reside in private and corporate collections His art continues to climb in value today In 2002, a record price was attained by his oil painting, Spring s Innocence, which sold to the National Gallery of Victoria for AU333,900.

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  • "Gentlemen," said the Judge, "I must remind you that we require a Review!""We don't needs no Review," replied Sam rudely, "We just needs to get away from them rascally Puddin'-thieves." And he pointed to the Wombat and the Possum, lurking in the comment thread, who looked up with a guilty start."Ignore his foolish protestations, your honour," said the Wombat hurriedly. "I am merely a connoisseur of the late Marcel Proust, who has wandered in here for a momentary break from the rigours of Doo cot [...]


  • Phillip Pullman says The Magic Pudding, Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff is his favourite book. He maintains that it is, "the funniest children's book ever written." And the "New York Review of Books" calls it, "Wild and woolly, funny and outrageously fun." It certainly is extremely silly and engaging, this Australian children's story, a classic from 1918. Written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay, it is partly a narrative, and partly in rhymin [...]


  • "The funniest children's book ever written"? I don't think so. But then, Philip Pullman, who wrote the introduction, never struck me as being much good at humor himself. It's a fine introduction, though, especially for a children's book. Pullman obviously loves the puddin' adventures and his excitement about reading is clear. The book itself is fun, cute, and clever. I don't think, even had I read it as a child, that it would have been dear to my heart they way it was to Pullman's: that characte [...]


  • 3.5★sAlbert (the magic pudding's name), was surrounded by his owners – Sailor Bill, Bunyip Bluegum and Sam Sawnoff. The pudding was steak and kidney, but when whistled at and turned around, it was something else. It also never ran out – because it was magic. The pudding thieves tried and tried again – but it always ended up back in the rightful owners’ hands. The Magic Pudding is a delightful fable written by Aussie author and artist Norman Lindsay, back in 1918 for children everywhere [...]


  • Norman Lindsay was one of Australia’s most famous and controversial artists, and his brilliant drawings alone would be reason enough to add The Magic Pudding to anyone’s library, but the text (which he also wrote) is bloody hilarious.Which character is funniest - the hook-nosed, insolent parrot? The blooming old rooster with his singed feathers? Uncle Wattleberry, in full bounding and plunging mode? Or the Puddin’ himself, always eager to be eaten? An utter classic from a high-yielding ima [...]


  • I came to re-read this beloved book from my childhood recently as a kind of companion volume to the biography of it's author that I was at the time reading. Having read the circumstances around The Magic Pudding being written I simply had to re-read it.It stands the tests of time very well, but with a few unusual conclusions. For example, I am not sure that it would be something the modern parent would be unequivocally enthusiastic about giving to a five year old; the protagonists are very ready [...]


  • I couldn’t remember whether I’d ever read this before or not, and now I’m finished, I’m still not sure!It is a children’s book, but a classic one - not sure how many kids of today would read it. It is funny - about a pudding which no matter how much you eat never gets consumed, and the pudding owners and some pudding stealers. All very silly, but in a good way, but I have to say, I feel a bit sorry for the pudding owners - I know I would get heartily sick of steak and kidney pie, boile [...]


  • Read this one a while ago. Just remembering it for reasons too complicated and silly to repeat here. This is pretty absurd fun about a living and treacherous pudding and its travel companions (as all keepers of the pudding come to discover, it's hard to be in possession of a pudding that everybody wants). That's about all I remember. I was at a friend's house when I read it -- was babysitting and reading the book with a nine year old and we were laughing quite a bit. We didn't get through the wh [...]


  • I had a big reorganising of my bookshelves a few weeks ago, and found, tucked away on the bottom shelf of one bookcase alongside random books - Japanese dictionaries and textbooks, old teen books from when I was a teen, a Jamima Puddleduck book and various other odds and ends - this old Australian classic. Norman Lindsay is a famous Australian artist, poet and author - I hope that Australians today still know who he is but I wouldn't be surprised - saddened, yes, but not surprised - to discover [...]


  • Ok yes, the premise of this book is really bizarre, but it is a great book. I remember reading this book and absolutely loving it as a kid. Synopsis taken from The Children's Book Review August 2008 (thechildrensbookreview The Magic Pudding is a pie, except when it's something else, like a steak, or a jam donut, or an apple dumpling, or whatever its owner wants it to be. And it never runs out. No matter how many slices you cut, there's always something left over. It's magic.But the Magic Pudding [...]


  • I love this book. It was my favourite when I was a kid and it is still my favourite kid's book. I didn't know it was Australian when I was six or whenever it was I first read it, although the animals were all Australian and it was set in Australia. I didn't locate it anywhere geographically. It was book. The rules are different ;-) Books happen in Bookspace'. But now, I have to mentally transpose the dialogue into an Aussie accent, which is fun, and gives such bits of dialogue as "I'll take and [...]


  • I agree with whoever it was who declared this to be the funniest children's book ever written. But, as you'd expect from Norman Lindsay, it's certainly not a book just for kids. Lindsay was a brilliant visual artist, a member of the "heroic vitalist" movement that shocked the Christian and conformist Australia of his day - and also a profound writer of adult literature. All of this shines through in a work that is perfect for children but has other dimensions that adults can enjoy. I was first i [...]


  • The story is meandering and not particularly interesting (mostly people working themselves into righteous indignation and beating up the nearest foe), but Lindsay's language is wonderfully overwrought and filled with poetry and character. Young kids may not understand why the turns of phrase are funny, but they'll hear the chuckle in your voice and they'll get the idea. I never got a complaint when I got this book off the shelf. Then again, I do just a terrific Bill Barnacle voice, ho ho!This is [...]


  • Distinctly remember reading this for the first time. I would have been in grade two, and I received it as a gift from my parents.It was my sister's birthday, I think. Either way, there was a bunch of people at our house having loud fun and I snuck into the lounge-room in my much loved, filthy, purple dress. I curled up in one corner of the lounge and basically spent most of the day reading. This story just drew me in and it was the perfect literary challenge for me at that time. There were some [...]



  • Utterly delightful. I fell in love with Bunyip Bluegum, Bill Barnacle, Sam Sawnoff, and yes, even the rude, irascible Puddin'. The illustrations convey so much expression and humor, and the clever text and ridiculous plot had me chuckling. Highly recommended for fans of Lewis Carroll and the like.


  • I think I somehow missed reading this classic Australian children’s book when I was little, but the image of the rather contemptuous plump little pudding propped up by his long spindly legs and wearing a basin for a hat is certainly one I’ve always been familiar with.Written nearly 100 years ago now I don’t know how appropriate this would be considered for children today – it’s age shown in the regular bouts of violence, lack of female characters, slightly un-PC references to ‘native [...]


  • The Magic Pudding follows the adventures of a young Koala; Bunyip Bluegum. On his journeys Bunyip Bluegum makes friends with sailor Bill Barnacle and penguin Sam Sawnoff and becomes part owner of a pudding. Not just any pudding, a magic pudding. On their travels the three friends and Albert the magic pudding must continually out wit the pudding thieves Possum and Wombat.Written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay, The Magic Pudding: The Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle an [...]


  • A friend who I'd not properly spoken to in almost 2 years liked this book so much that she sent me a copy of this. Any book that gets you in touch with a school friend deserves to be respected for its power. A book that makes you laugh and remember the wonder of the trippy stories devoured as a child (whilst making you darn hungry) deserves to be treasured and re-read at a later date. This story managed to combine all those qualities. Imagine a band of adventures, bound together in their quest t [...]


  • A children’s book, written in 1918. Bunyip, a koala, runs away from home because he can’t stand his Uncle’s whiskers, and meets a sailor and a penguin who own a magic pudding. The puddin’ is an irritable fellow, always insulting them, and is contemptuous of how little they eat of it. (It magically replenishes; also, it can be any kind of puddin’ or pie.) But there are a couple of dangerous puddin’ thieves about with a flair for disguise, and despite the trio’s watchfulness, the pud [...]


  • A swagman, a koala and a penguin alternately try to protect and rescue their unending, flavour-changing magic pudding. I remembered more wacky hijinks and fewer songs. It still had some amusing parts, but I was glad it was quite a short book.


  • Not quite as good as Carroll - the premise is suitably random, the characters hilarious and the illustrations are absolutely brilliant, but everyone breaks into song a little too often and the illustrations render a lot of the text redundant. Still, a most charming and entertaining little book.




  • an absolute classic Australian bringing bush creatures alive and bringing great words for all to read , not just children


  • I read this book when I was younger and have been reading it to my kids. It's hilarious and the illustrations are beautiful.


  • You will like it. Read it aloud with a friend! Please contact me if you'd like to help me turn this one into an audiobook.


  • An Australian children's classic written in 1918 and constantly reprinted since. The illustrations are brilliant and the text at times very funny. Aimed at young children, I think some adult input - or a dictionary - is needed to explain some of the language but they will need no encouragement to understand and delight in some of the insults flying about aimed at professional pudding thieves. In a mixture of prose and rhyming verse, it is a book to appeal to any children who love books, lively i [...]


  • I certainly wouldn't wax as lyrical as Philip Pullman does about this book but I am left longing for a steak and kidney pudding. I suspect had I read it as a child I too would have been enraptured. So much is memory of time and place ,bound up with what we have read. Hence my love of Swallows and , The Snow Goose and many more. Loved the illustrations and if I was to visit Australia I should seek out the park where the statues of Sam, Bill, Bunyip and Albert the pudding reside.


  • Maybe this holds nostalgia for some groups, but having not read it as a child I found it outdated and inaccessible as an adult. I normally love folk and fairy tales, but this didn't do much to create wonder or imagination for me.


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