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Possum Magic  : 30th Anniversary Edition - Mem Fox

Possum Magic

30th Anniversary Edition

By: Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2013
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For 30 years Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted children and adults alike. Mem Fox's lovable characters, little Hush and Grandma Poss, together with Julie Vivas' exquisite illustrations, weave a story of pure magic. Continuously in print since it was first published by Omnibus Books in 1983, Possum Magic has been embraced as a timeless Australian tale.

About the Author

Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.

Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah’s list of the twenty best children’s books of all time. Mem has written thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children.

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4.4

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  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Easy to read (4)
  • Engaging characters (4)
  • Well written (3)

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4.0

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    Enjoy the time spent with a young one

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    4.0

    A wondeful gift for a child.

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    from Melbourne

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    • Engaging characters
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      Comments about Possum Magic:

      This is a lovely Australian Childs book, and a book so suitable to be read to a young child.
      The art work is great and children love it.

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      5.0

      Delightful, a treasure to own.

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      from Sydney Australia

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
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        Comments about Possum Magic:

        This book is an Australian Icon. Should be in every home where there are children. Mem Fox, the author also an Australian icon. Illustrations are divine.

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        4.0

        An old favourite!

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        • Easy To Read
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          Comments about Possum Magic:

          Everyone loves it and is good for a gift with an Aussie flavour.

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          5.0

          Still magic 3o years on!

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Well Written
          • Wonderful Illustrations

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            This a classic of Australian picture books first bought and read (over and over) to my kids and now a joy to share with the granchildren.

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            Mem Fox

            Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.

            Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three and a half million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah’s list of the twenty best children’s books of all time.

            Mem has written over thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children. Her most recent book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was on the New York Times bestseller lists for 16 weeks in 2008/2009.

            Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide (Australia), where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.

            Visit Mem Fox's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9781742990040
            ISBN-10: 1742990045
            Audience: Children
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 32
            Published: 1st April 2013
            Publisher: Scholastic Australia
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 25.6 x 24.2  x 0.4
            Weight (kg): 0.19