The story itself does not age. One reason for the books popularity among young and old could be the humour found inside the pages. It is tremondously funny.
Children all over Australia for generations have grown up digesting this wonderful story. This maybe why the word 'nincompoop' (a foolish person) has survived.
If you have not read this wonderful tale of adventure for a while, it might be time to revisit.
Synopsis: 'The Magic Pudding is a pie, except when it's something else, like a steak, or a jam doughnut, or an apple dumpling, or whatever its owner wants it to be. And it never runs out. No matter how many slices you cut, there's always something left over. It's magic.
But the Magic Pudding is also alive. It walks and it talks and it's got a personality like no other. A meaner, sulkier, snider, snarlinger Pudding you've never met.
So Bunyip Bluegum (the koala) finds out when he joins Barnacle Bill (the sailor) and Sam Sawnoff (the penguin bold) as members of the Noble Society of Pudding Owners, whose "members are required to wander along the roads, indulgin' in conversation, song and story, and eatin' at regular intervals from the Pudding.'