S. A. Wakefield

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Sydney Alexander Wakefield (13 May 1927 - 22 August 2009) was an Australian writer. He was best known for the Bottersnikes and Gumbles series of children's books.[1] Wakefield wrote four books about the Bottersnikes and Gumbles:

  • Bottersnikes and Gumbles (1967)
  • Gumbles on Guard (1975)
  • Gumbles in Summer (1979)
  • Gumbles in Trouble (1989)

In 1996 the four books were reissued in an omnibus volume under the title The Complete Tales of Bottersnikes and Gumbles.[2] He also authored the book Captain Deadlight's Treasure.[3]


  1. ^ Wakefield, S.A. (1988). Bottersnikes and Gumbles. Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-0330281911. 
  2. ^ Wakefield, S.A. (1996). The Complete Tales of Bottersnikes and Gumbles. Angus & Robertson Childrens. ISBN 978-0207190575. 
  3. ^ Wakefield, S.A. (1990). Captain Deadlight's Treasure. Australia: Collins; 1st Australian Edition. ISBN 978-0207158353.