The Garden Gang

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The Garden Gang was a series of books for children written by Jayne Fisher. They were published by Ladybird Books during the late 1970s and early 1980s as Series 413 and later re-issued as Series 793.[1] Fourteen story books were written, each containing two short stories about a group of characters who were fruit and vegetables living an almost human life, selling over 8 million copies[citation needed]. In addition to the fourteen story books, there were also three other books - an annual and two colouring books. Fisher's books were not dissimilar to the popular Munch Bunch series, also devised by a young girl, the fourteen-year-old Angela Mitson.[citation needed]

At the age of 9 years, Jayne was the youngest author to ever write for Ladybird Books.[2][3] Her writing and illustrating has been an inspiration to others.[4][5]


There are fourteen story books:

A larger and relatively hard-to-find story book (or annual):

Two colouring books:

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  1. ^ "The Garden Gang". Easy on the eye. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  2. ^ Collins, Maria C (2009-12-27). "Why age is not a barrier to writing". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Jayne Fisher biography and books at The Wee Web
  4. ^ Koomson, Dorothy (2011-05-08). "Why I Write". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  5. ^ Lord, Damon (2009-01-17). "How Jayne "Garden Gang" Fisher was my inspiration to write". Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  6. ^ Meet the garden gang / by Jayne Fisher; additional material, based on Jayne Fisher's characters, created by Lynne Bradbury and Graham Marlow. National Library of Australia. 1981. ISBN 9780721475172. Retrieved 2012-06-29.

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