We are travelling down to the Bellarine at the weekend. Little Jo has expressed an interest in the book The Magic Pudding. I feel at five, she is still a bit young to have it read to her, but she will like the pictures. I first read it when I was eight. She is not sure of the names of the characters and I have forgotten some. I dug my copy out to take with me and show Little Jo.
At the top are pudding thieves, a possum and a wombat. Below is Sam Sawnoff, Barnacle Bill, Albert the pudding and Bunyip Bluegum. This frontispiece has the same illustrations by Norman Lindsay as the original edition. My copy was published in 1965 and the first in 1918.