Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at
Wed Feb 5 05:38:54 EST 2003

--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at> wrote:
> > May Gibbs - "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie" I'm sure
> even
> > Sally (no Tolkien here) Odgers will have read this
> one
> > and loved it.
> My dear Jon - I *wrote* it!  (that is, I wrote some
> original stories for G-P
> using May Gibbs' characters under licence. I will
> not comment further on a
> public forum, except to assure you it was all legal
> and above-board.)

I do love those books, many generations of Australian
kids (and many others who weren't born here, but like
me grew up here) have grown up with the gumnut babies.
I'm sure they shaped our national psyche.


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