Possum Magic

Publisher details

Possum Magic
Authors
Julie Vivas, Mem Fox
Publisher
Scholastic
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
31 March, 1983

Synopsis

Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss.Grandma Poss uses her best bush magic to make Hush invisible. But when Hush longs to be able to see herself again, the two possums must make their way across Australia to find the magic food that will make Hush visible once more.Written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Julie Vivas, Possum Magic won the Ethel Turner Prize for young people's literature in the 1984 NSW Premier's literary awards. It still one of the most popular children's picture books of all time.#2 in the Top 50 Kids' Books 2019 - Younger Readers 
Julie Vivas
About the author

Julie Vivas

One of Australia's foremost illustrators, Julie Vivas's work for the world renowned Possum Magic (written by Mem Fox) began a career as a children's illustrator that has since seen the creation of some very important picture books.

Books by Julie Vivas

Mem Fox
About the author

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written over 38 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. She worked as an Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Flinders University, South Australia for twenty-four years and is now an international literacy consultant.Mem's books with Penguin include Where is the Green Sheep?Hunwick's EggA Particular CowWhere The Giant SleepsTen Little Fingers and Ten Little ToesHello Baby!, The Goblin and the Empty ChairA Giraffe in the Bath and most recently Baby Bedtime. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Books by Mem Fox

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