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The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill


The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill

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Blinky Bill, the mischievous little koala, has been a favourite with children since his first appearance in 1933. His shenanigans at Miss Pym's shop and in Farmer Smifkins's vegie patch quickly earned him a devoted following.

Blinky Bill Grows Up and Blinky Bill and Nutsy followed in 1935 and 1938, and the three stories were first combined in an omnibus edition in 1939. As with Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and The Magic Pudding, the original illustrations have been re-scanned, creating a stunning version of this well-loved omnibus classic.

About The Author

Dorothy Wall (12 January 1894 - 21 January 1942) was a New Zealand-born author and illustrator of children's fiction books. She is most famous for creating Blinky Bill, an anthropomorphic koala who was the central character in her books Blinky Bill: the Quaint Little Australian (1933), Blinky Bill Grows Up (1934) and Blinky Bill and Nutsy (1937).

Wall was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 12 January 1894 and won scholarships for her art at the age of 10. She migrated to Australia in 1914 and worked for the Sun newspaper in Sydney. In 1920 her first children's story 'Tommy Bear and the Zookies' was published and the following year she married Andrew Delfosse Badgery. The same year Wall found some acclaim for her illustrations in J.J. Hall's book 'The Crystal Bowl'.

Dorothy Wall 
Published October 2009
432 pages
246mm x 229mm
ISBN 9780732284343

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