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The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

Jenny Wagner and Ron Brooks


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PUBLISHED: 31st December 1975
ISBN: 9780140501261
ANNOTATION:
When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback
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  • Paperback
    $11.40
PUBLISHED: 31st December 1975
ISBN: 9780140501261
ANNOTATION:
When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

Annotation

When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

Publisher Description

When the bunyip heaves himself out of Berkeley's Creek, he has no idea what a bunyip really is! So he sets off to find out for himself. 32 pages Paperback

Author Biography

Jenny Wagner lives with her husband, their dog and three lazy cats in a small Queensland farmhouse that looks like a witch's cottage. The garden is full of possums, lizards, goannas, frogs, scrub turkeys and other birds. Sometimes a couple of wallabies come to visit, too. Jenny likes writing best of all, unless it's going badly, in which case she hates it. She also likes going for walks, listening to classical music, studying languages, doing cryptic crossword puzzles, getting together with friends and putting off the vacuuming. She likes two-minutes noodles with tomato paste stirred in, brussels sprouts and good coffee. She doesn't like racism, cruelty to animals or people, or getting up early. As well as her best-selling novels featuring the nimbin, Jenny Wagner has also written several very successful children's picture books. The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek and John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat both won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Ward (Picture Books) and are widely considered to be classics.

Kirkus US Review

The bunyip in Berkeley's creek emerges one night, dark and muddy and wondering who he is. And when a passing platypus proclaims him a bunyip, he wanders on, asking a wallaby, an emu, and a man, in turn, what bunyips look like. All their answers, alas, are unflattering (a judgment verified by the pictures), but that no longer matters when the bunyip comes across another large and muddy creature, this one a female bunyip, emerging from another billabong. This commonplace piece of business was named 1974's Best Picture Book in Australia, where the animals are certainly indigenous - but not the sterile art work, which is all in burnished tones covered over with fine black lines and pretentiously laid out in frames and boxes. Overdecorated, underachieved. (Kirkus Reviews)

Product Details

Pages
32
Audience Age
8
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
1975
Illustrator
Ron Brooks
ISBN-10
0140501266
ISBN-13
9780140501261
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1975-12-31
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
illustrations
Author
Jenny Wagner, Ron Brooks
Edition
1st

Product Reviews

02 Nov, 2018
Loved it in the 70s, love it now and so does my grandson.
By Paula