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1 Other great books Other great books Quotes Literary Element: Characters Literary Element: Characters Author Information Author Information Artwork by Norman Lindsay Artwork by Norman Lindsay References By Diana Rubin

2 The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay The Magic Pudding is a classic, humorous Australian story published in The Magic Pudding never runs out and can turn into any sort of food. Characters Bunyip Bluegum, the koala bear; Banacle Bill, the sailor; and Sam Sawnoff, the penguin, are supposed to eat out of the Magic Pudding regularly. These animals are native to Australia helping teach non- Australians about their existence and qualities. But, the Magic Pudding is mean and sneaky, causing many problems for the three members of the “Noble Society of Pudding Owners.” Home

3 Other Great Australian Books The Bunyip of Berekley’s Creek By Jenny Wagner Wagner, Jenny. (1975). The Bunyip of Berekley’s Creek. Australia: Puffin. A “Bunyip” is a mythical creature from Australian folktales. It is referred to as American refer to the “Loch Ness Monster” as it is described as a lake monster. The Bunyip of Berekley’s Creek tells a tale of a bunyip who comes out of Berekley’s Creek and tries to figure out who he is by figuring out what a bunyip is. He goes on a self- discovery adventure. Home Next Winner of the CBC Book of the Year Picture Book in 1974

4 A Roomful of Magic By John Marsden Marsden, John. (2004). A Roomful of Magic. Australia: Pan Macmillian Australia. Marsden is an Australian author known for his gripping and educational children’s novels. A Roomful of Magic is for grades 6-8. It is about when four friends have a sleepover and discover a new world under one of the boy’s beds. They enter this new world and use each other to solve problems and mysteries. Home Next

5 The Animals Noah Forgot By A.B. Paterson Paterson, A.B. (1933). The Animals Noah Forgot. Australia. Paterson originally wrote this book for children, but it became a timeless tale within Australian culture. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay, who also wrote and illustrated The Magic Pudding. The Animals Noah Forgot includes poems from the animals that were looked over and tells humorous tales from their point of view. Some of the poems are from the “chorus of frogs” who “sing their songs to the silvery moon,” (Paterson, 1933). This story includes many animals that are native only to Australia. Home Next

6 Hill’s End By Ivan Southall Southall, Ivan. (1962). Hill’s End. Australia: Penguin Books. Ivan Southall’s Hill’s End tells the story of a teacher and seven students who get trapped in a cave when a storm hits their town of Hill’s End. This book describes the aboriginal art found in the cave and involves the characters in the mystery behind it. This story can help children learn about the aborigines and their history. Home

7 Literary Element: Characters Home Characters in The Magic Pudding is one of the most unique and interesting aspects of the Australian children’s book. The characters in the book are developed through description and dialogue. The Pudding, who likes to be referred to as “Albert” is characterized by his rude attitude toward all the other characters. For example, when he says “Politeness be sugared, politeness be hanged, Politeness be jumbled and tumbled and banged” (Lindsay, 1918) it shows the Pudding’s true colors. The Pudding’s attitude emphasizes the other characters attributes. As the Pudding (Albert) is extremely rude and controversial, Bunyip Bluegram’s kindness is highlighted even more. Another tool Lindsay uses to develop the characters is the choice of animal the character actually is. The assumed characteristics of that animal will be placed on the character before either providing a basis for that same aspect to exist or give a surprise to the reader if the animal acts differently than assumed. Lindsay’s humor and wit added into each line provides further development as each new rhyme and scheme influences the characters even more. The slang used and the animals present in this story are a good teaching tool for they are absent from books other than Australian ones. The choice of words, setting, and characters all develop characters and allow for this book to be unique to the Australian culture.

8 Quotes “The trouble was that he couldn't make up his mind whether to be a Traveller or a Swagman. You can't go about the world being nothing, but if you are a traveller you have to carry a bag, while if you are a swagman you have to carry a swag, and the question is: Which is the heavier?“ – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay "Don't take no notice of him, mate," said Bill, "That's only his rough and ready way. What this Puddin' requires is politeness and constant eatin'.“ – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay "I take no shame to fight the lame When they deserve to cop it. So do not try to pipe your eye, Or with my flip I'll flop it.“ – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay Home These quotations show the slang and humor that exists in Australian culture. The use of the word “mate” is automatically related to Australia. “Pipe your eye” is not a phrase common to Americans. These details would be important to discuss with students and help them recognize the difference between Australian literature and American. These quotations show the slang and humor that exists in Australian culture. The use of the word “mate” is automatically related to Australia. “Pipe your eye” is not a phrase common to Americans. These details would be important to discuss with students and help them recognize the difference between Australian literature and American.

9 Author Information Noman Lindsay was born in 1879 in Victoria, Australia. During a period where Lindsay was sick, he taught himself how to draw. At age eleven, a teacher gave him praise for his drawing of a cat seen on the right. Lindsay was 5 th of 10 brothers and sisters. Began as a cartoonist for a magazine and soon grew to do illustrations and write books. He became very well-known and even has his own galleries using oils and watercolors,. Home

10 Artwork By Norman Lindsay Home

11 References au/articles/childrensbooks/ 4/mpudd10.txt uthors/title- details.cfm?SBN= &Aut hor=Wagner%20Jenny s/patersonab/animalsnoahforgot/ani malsnoahforgot.html#contents Amazon.com Home


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