The Tales and Adventures of Bumblegoose - Book 1: His First Year
The Tales and Adventures of Bumblegoose - Book 1: His First Year

The Tales and Adventures of Bumblegoose - Book 1: His First Year


Grant Lambert

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Bumblegoose was never quite the goose that he could or should have been, but he did it anyway. On inner levels, there are his own doubts, fears and insecurities, too numerous to mention. On outer levels, he must deal with the three powerful henchladies, Mrs. White, Mrs. Pumphrey and Miss Daisybush, in their usual militant mood.

At a time when the Pond community is moving from a simple way of living to a new technological age, he must adapt to the changing times. In the background, there is always lurking danger, culminating in a direct confrontation with his archrival and nemesis, the behemoth Fang.

Was Bumblegoose a classical hero, as the Northern tradition suggests, or was he just a bumbling fool who got lucky and benefited from his wise friends, as the Southern tradition claims? Or was he actually a transcendent being from another dimension, with strange and marvellous powers, as the Oral traditions assert? Only the reader can discern fact from fiction, legend from myth, uncovering in the process the true nature of the reality of those perilous times.

Product details

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: A5
Pages: 176 pgs

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Great adventure!

Great adventure! And lots of literary references which are rare nowadays.

Extract from a review by Dr. Virginia Lowe

This is an odd book. It seems odd, anyway, to call an animal story an actual ‘novel’ (but remember Watership Down, which was read by many adults and made into a film as well). It has many similarities to this rabbit tale (Richard Adams). It is rare also to find political satire in children’s literature, similarly satire on consumerism, capitalism and various other of our ways of life. But Bumblegoose has it all. It will not only amuse kids, especially with the satire on the Olympic Games (the musical toilet will amusing) and Bumblegoose wins this and various other events using his unusual talents.

This seems to be a post-holocaust world. There are humans on the periphery of the goose world, but they never appear. The only trace of them is in the rubbish dump that Acorn and his mates discover, and Wontreefootall uses his powers for inventing and creating to put the bits together into some semblance of the lost human world. Then Acorn invents money, so that he can sell the useless goods and gain all the money back again – become rich.

The method of telling it is quite sophisticated, too.

Extract from a review by Dr. Virginia Lowe in her November 2018 (Create a Children’s Book) newsletter.


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I loved the book. It was funny, engaging and I particularly loved the prophecies of Astrogoose.