Paul Buddee (1913–2002) was a teacher, a headmaster, and also a concert flautist, who conducted the ABC music broadcasts. His first children’s book: The Comical Adventures of Oscar and Olga was published in 1943. He did much sterling work with the Children’s Book Council, being on the organising committee for Children’s Book Week, as well as touring schools to promote reading, and converting classrooms and cloakrooms to libraries in schools. He thought there were not enough accessible and popular books for Australian children, so wrote them himself. There are four books in his Ann Rankin series.
Finding the books
Reasonably easy to find in Australia; rather less so in the UK.
Links and sources
An obituary of Paul Buddee
Many thanks to Amanda Dolby her help with the pictures.