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The classic Australian children's book, Grug is the first in an iconic series of books by Ted Prior. Grug tells the story of a charming little character, who grew from a Burrawang tree, as he tackles a number of common tasks in his own unique way. First published in 1979 and now published by Simon & Schuster, Grug has become quite a famous fellow, with more than 30 books in his series and even an internationally acclaimed theatre production based on his adventures. The origins of Grug can be traced back to when his author, Ted and his family were living on a small farm in rural New South Wales. Ted decided to invent an imaginary bush character that he could share with his two young children… and Grug was born. With help from his creator, Grug truly has become a celebrated Aussie icon.



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