Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

EmmaComerford at EmmaComerford at
Wed Feb 5 23:30:36 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.)
In a message dated 2/5/03 8:39:28 PM E. Australia Standard Time, 
jon_p_noble at writes:
    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.

I agree  - I'm sure my love of many Australian plants dates from reading 
these books when young...even now when I see Banksias I think "Banksia men!" 
and smile.

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