book: the magic pudding

Book: The Magic Pudding

When I was in infants school, there was a 4-volume illustrated series about the Magic Pudding, but volume (aka ‘slice’) two was always on the book repair shelf, and couldn’t be read. It turns out that Kel had a copy of this book, so over the weekend I read it aloud to the kids.

I remember it being about a pudding that kept replenishing itself and can, on request, change flavours. In reality, it seems more about a pair of anti-heroes meeting up with someone with great skill in oratory, and their pugilstic ways.

The kids found it funny, and seemed untroubled by the archaic language and occasionally violent ways of the main characters. Being a pudding thief, it would seem, is a way to earn a certain amount of vigilante justice.

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