The Magic Pudding
Norman Lindsay's best known children's book is The Magic Pudding. He wrote it in 1917, partly to settle an argument with his friend Bertram Stevens of The Bulletin and Art in Australia, who maintained that children liked to read about fairies, whereas Lindsay said they liked to read about food.
First published in 1918, it is still in print and has been translated into Japanese, German, French and Spanish as well as having been published in Britain and the United States. It is regarded as a classic of children's literature.
Lindsay wrote only one other children's book, Flyaway Highway, published in 1936. The display features watercolours of the characters and their costumes produced by Lindsay in about 1960 and mannequins produced for one of the several stage versions of the The Magic Pudding.
You can purchase The Magic Pudding from our oline shop.