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The Bunjee Venture Paperback – 1 Aug 1977


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Cressrelles Publishing Co Ltd (Aug 1977)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0859560260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0859560269
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 15.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 530,577 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Oct 2001
Format: Paperback
This was a favourite from my childhood and I was delighted to find that it was still available! Karen and Andy's adventure to find their father 120 million years in the past is full of terrifying incidents and adventures. But they find a staunch and lasting friend in Bunjee...
Still as exciting to read at 28 as it was at 11!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew F. Barclay on 14 July 2009
Format: Paperback
When I was about 1, a colleague of my Mum's gave me a teddy bear, which in typical one year old speak, I named "Bunjee" (or at least that's how mum tells it). Bunjee and I were inseparable chums (He now sits in my bedroom along with my wife's Ewok toy). Flash back to 1985/6 and this cartoon comes on TV called "The Bunjee Venture" - how many things are called Bunjee (this was pre-hurling-yourself-off-a-brige-tied-to-a-lacky band, remember)? Had to watch it. Instantly became one of my favourite show's ever, it was a brief serial in 2 or 3 parts, and if anyone has it on tape or disc, I'll buy it off you as my VHS tape wore out.

Anyway, it says at the end "based on the book..." - rush to library, special request book, wait about 7 months, read book... LOVE book, it's awesometacular. Book goes back to library, and is forgotten about as I rewatch tape a million times. Tape wears out after 20 odd years but now I have a kid and someone invented the internet in the meantime, so, off to Amazon, search for, and find book, read book to child Tada!! circle complete.

Karen and Andy go time travelling to find their dad (presumed killed by his own experiment), but the prehitoric world is very dangerous and they are saved from certain death by a highly intelligent, friendly pachyderm like creature calling itself a bunjee, who quickly learns to talk human and tells a tale of woe about his being the last of his kind (bunjees are smart but not so fast, and very, very tasty to local dinos). Sad, sweet, and joyous by turns, and a perfect intro to time travel for kids too. Very long, for a read at bedtime story though, my kid is only 2 and a half, and there aren't enough pics to keep him focussed very long, but he has heard it all by now a few times, I reckon he'll love it when he's 4 or 5.
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I don't know why but for some reason, 30 years after reading this book, it popped into my head again and I decided to buy it for my children.
I'm glad I did. It's as magical as I remember it!
It was also delivered in excellent condition and arrived really quickly, so I would recommend the seller too!
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By flower on 8 Oct 2012
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This was a fantastic book when I read it as a ten year old.As a dad,I can now share this wonderful reading adventure with my Ten year old son.It was as fulfilling at 42.Great book,all I have left to say is Enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Kids build time machine, rescue Dad, meet dinosaurs. 7 Oct 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a tale of two siblings who rebuild their father's partly successful time machine, and go back in time to the dinosaur era to rescue him. During their search and rescue escapades, they meet and befriend a talking "Bungee" dinosaur, and end up taking him with them back to present day England. Much hilarity and heartwarming moments ensue. I am terribly upset that this book is no longer in print!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The Bunjee Venture 11 April 2006
By Anna M. Ligtenberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
ISBN 0590301624 - The only real complaint I've got is that understanding what Bunjee says is a little difficult sometimes - but other than that, great book!

Andy and Karen's father loves to invent things, and his hobby has been pretty harmless so far because nothing has ever worked! This time, Mr. Winsborrow has invented a time machine. When he shows it off for his family, it explodes and his wife is certain that he's finally blown himself to bits. Andy, however, is sure that his father has succeeded and is now stranded in prehistoric times! To rescue their father, Andy and Karen follow his time machine blueprint and manage to get it working. Now all three of them need to find their way home again. Along the way, they have incredible adventures and discover Bunjee, the last of his kind, and a creature so long extinct that no one has ever heard of them. Bunjee can speak and is so excited to find other speaking beings that he doesn't want to be left behind when they finally go home!

Not at all even remotely realistic - and that, in this case, is a very good thing! All budding, young sci-fi fans will enjoy it.

- AnnaLovesBooks
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! 20 July 1998
By timbane@topsurf.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This Book is a must for any adventure/sci-fi lover. I first read it when I was 8, and I lost it. I need to find another copy for my children.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Bunjee venture 5 Nov 2001
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Bunjee Venture by Stan Mc Murty is a weird and funny book. Karen and Andy's dad is always making weird inventions. When their dad tries to make time machine, he tries it and gets sent to prehistoric times. His kids try to rescue him. They made a time machine and also go back to prehistoric times. When get arrive they meet a bunjee. They go down a river and get rescued by their dad who takes them back to our time. (spoiler)
My Favorite from When I was a kid 3 Sep 2013
By Renee Fredericks - Published on Amazon.com
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I couldn't remember the name of this book forever. I googled so many combinations of words and FINALLY got the title. It more scary -for a 5 year old - than I recalled. But my son really wants to continue hearing the story. I plan to send it to my nephews when I am done. It is also one of my brother's favorite childhood books.
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