Childhood favourites (Was Oh the horror!)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 6 07:13:34 EST 2003


--- EmmaComerford at aol.com wrote:
> --- Sally Odgers <sodgers at tassie.net.au> 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 yahoo.com 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.

I must confess to seriously warping the son of a
friend of ours by scaring him with tales of Banksia
men, for several years he was quite afraid to go into
the bush, and even now, many years later, he is still
a confirmed city dweller.

Jon
> 
> Emma
> 


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