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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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4.6

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  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Engaging characters (5)
  • Well written (4)

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5.0

A Must Have Australian Story

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from Gympie

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers

    Comments about Possum Magic:

    I am so glad that I get to read these stories to my children as they grow up, which I also grew up with. Possum Magic is a sweet story that touches on unique character relationships (grandma and granddaughter) and is a great introduction to Australian culture for all littlies.

     
    5.0

    Love this book so much

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    from NSW Aus

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    • Easy To Read

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      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Possum Magic:

      I love the pictures and story overall

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Family Favourite

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      from Brisbane

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      • Easy To Read

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        • Gift

        Comments about Possum Magic:

        Enjoy the time spent with a young one

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A wondeful gift for a child.

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        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging characters
        • Well Written

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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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Delightful, a treasure to own.

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          from Sydney Australia

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Informative
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Younger Readers

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            An old favourite!

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            from Sydney

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters

            Cons

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              • Gift
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Possum Magic:

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Still magic 3o years on!

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              from Brisbane

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Possum Magic:

                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