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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760894818
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

Ginger Meggs




Four fresh stories to celebrate the one and only Ginger Meggs!

Celebrating 100 years of the iconic character and Aussie legend Ginger Meggs, these four brand new and original stories are written by Tristan Bancks, the great-great nephew of creator Jimmy Bancks, and illustrated in full colour by the current Ginger Meggs comic-strip cartoonist, Jason Chatfield.

Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in the rambunctious adventures and comical capers of the ginger kid who never gets old.

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760894818
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series and Nit Boy. His books have won and been shortlisted for many awards, including a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, ABIA, YABBA, KOALA, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Queensland Literary Awards. His new release for 2021 is Ginger Meggs, a 100th anniversary book of brand new short stories based on characters created by his great-great uncle, Jimmy Bancks, in 1921.


Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop a number of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create. You can find out more about Tristan’s books, play games, watch videos, join his Young Writers’ StorySchool and help him try to change the world at tristanbancks.com

Jason Chatfield

Jason Chatfield is an Australian cartoonist and illustrator based in New York. His work has been published in magazines and online, and in books published by Penguin Random House and Harper Collins. He is a past President of the Australian Cartoonists Association (Est. 1924) and the current President of the National Cartoonists’ Society (Est. 1946) and an internationally syndicated cartoonist, writing and drawing the iconic comic strip Ginger Meggs which is published daily in 34 countries.

Praise for Ginger Meggs

Kids and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy these fresh new stories . . . and, most certainly, will find the illustrated comic strip style timeline of Ginger’s history that follows absolutely fascinating. I have definitely enjoyed the laughs these new stories have provided over this very wet Easter weekend and have been plotting a celebration in our library for Meggsie’s centenary as well as offering our students the opportunity to showcase their comic creation skills. You definitely won't want to miss out on this superbly presented commemoration of an Australian icon.

Sue Warren, Teacher Librarian, Just So Stories

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Ginger Meggs by Tristan Bancks and Jason Chatfield | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/ginger-meggs-9781760894818 Celebrating 100 years of the iconic character and Aussie legend Ginger Meggs, these four brand new and original stories are written by Tristan Bancks, the great-great nephew of creator Jimmy Bancks, and illustrated in full colour by the current Ginger Meggs comic-strip cartoonist, Jason Chatfield. #GingerMeggs #TristanBancks #JasonChatfield

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Tristan Bancks and Jason Chatfield on the creation of the Ginger Meggs book

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/ginger-meggs-9781760894818 Celebrating 100 years of the iconic character and Aussie legend Ginger Meggs, these four brand new and original stories are written by Tristan Bancks, the great-great nephew of creator Jimmy Bancks, and illustrated in full colour by the current Ginger Meggs comic-strip cartoonist, Jason Chatfield. Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in the rambunctious adventures and comical capers of the ginger kid who never gets old. #GingerMeggs #TristanBancks #JasonChatfield

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