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

Related articles

Podcast: Kate Holden on What Really Happened to Glen Turner

Podcast

17 June 2021

Podcast: Kate Holden on What Really Happened to Glen Turner

    Breaking Book News: 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

    News | Awards | Book Life

    17 June 2021

    Breaking Book News: 2021 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist Announced

      Podcast: Book Chat – Our Love for Audiobooks in Episode 14

      Podcast

      16 June 2021

      Podcast: Book Chat – Our Love for Audiobooks in Episode 14

        Vote Now to Win the 2021 Better Reading Top 50 Kids' Books!

        News | Book Life

        16 June 2021

        Vote Now to Win the 2021 Better Reading Top 50 Kids' Books!

        Live Facebook Event: Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

        News | Events & Festivals

        16 June 2021

        Live Facebook Event: Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

          Podcast: Kathy Reichs on Her Career as a Forensic Anthropologist, Crime Writer and TV Producer

          Podcast

          15 June 2021

          Podcast: Kathy Reichs on Her Career as a Forensic Anthropologist, Crime Writer and TV Producer

            Live Book Event: Adele Parks in Conversation with Sally Hepworth

            News | Events & Festivals

            10 June 2021

            Live Book Event: Adele Parks in Conversation with Sally Hepworth

              Tori Haschka on Her Love of Food and How it Influenced Her First Novel

              Podcast

              10 June 2021

              Tori Haschka on Her Love of Food and How it Influenced Her First Novel

                7 Great Audiobooks for This Long Weekend (Inspired by the Top 100)

                News | Book Life

                9 June 2021

                7 Great Audiobooks for This Long Weekend (Inspired by the Top 100)

                  Podcast: Meredith Jaffé on Writing a Book Set in a Men's Prison

                  Podcast

                  7 June 2021

                  Podcast: Meredith Jaffé on Writing a Book Set in a Men's Prison

                    COMMENTS

                    Leave a Reply

                    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *