The GLCA judges noted:
This novel includes stunning descriptions of place; it is interestingly grounded in the historical billeting of Italian soldiers in the Australian outback during the Second World War. Its characters are both quirky and well-grounded, and their many eccentricities make the novel both distinctive and compelling.
Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders is part of the AWP Award Series in the Novel, published by New Issues Press. Goldbloom's novel was selected for the series by Joanna Scott.
Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders