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Reading Magic

by Mem Fox

If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent – and every adult caring for a child – read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.

Mem Fox lives and breathes by these words. As well as being a bestselling author of children’s books, she has been a passionate supporter of reading aloud to children for decades.

The latest edition of this classic bestseller has a brand new chapter – a chapter that follows Mem’s delightful discoveries, and her joy, when she begins to read aloud to the next generation of her family: her grandchild.

With her usual humour and insights, Mem demonstrates the power of literacy by both her actions and her words.


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01 September, 2012

About Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written over 25 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Mem has been presented with many awards including an AM in the 1993 Australia Day Honours for services to the cultural life of Australia; an SA Great Award for Literature in 2001; the Prime Minister's Centenary Medal in 2003; and she was shortlisted for the Australian of the Year in 2004. Her recent books include Where is the Green Sheep?, Hunwick's Egg, A Particular Cow, Where The Giant Sleeps, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty Chair and A Giraffe in the Bath. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.



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