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Possum Magic

By Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages, Anniversary edition Edition
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: Australia, 01 April 2004
For over 21 years 'Possum Magic' has captivated and enchanted children and adults. Mem Fox's lovable characters, little Hush and Grandma Poss, and Julie Vivas' exquisite illustrations weave a story of pure magic. Continuously in print since it was first published by Omnibus Books on 31 March 1983, Possum Magic has been embraced as a timeless Australian tale and as Australia's most-loved children's picture book. This brand-new edition was released in 2004 to celebrate the book's 21st birthday. Julie has retouched and recoloured her illustrations, so that the images are now truer to the original artwork than ever before. The book itself has been redesigned and completely reset.

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PreS-Gr 2 Grandma Poss uses bush magic to make Hush invisible, but when Hush wants to see herself again, Grandma can't remember which particular Australian food is needed to reverse the spell. Traveling around the continent in search of an antidote, Grandma and Hush sample Anzac biscuits, mornay, vegemite, and pavlova until the right delicacy is found. Although the characters, locales, and vocabulary are thoroughly Australian, Possum Magic has universal appeal. Fox chooses her words carefully, making readers believe that certain foods just might be magical. Vivas uses a variety of techniques, including splatter painting and washes to create full- and double-page watercolor illustrations which complement the text and will entrance readers. A perfect choice for storytimes, but also useful for curriculum enrichment, thanks to a simplified map and glossary. Jeanette Larson, Mesquite Public Library, Tex.

EAN: 9781862915657
ISBN: 1862915652
Publisher: Omnibus Books
Age Range: 5-9 years
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Karen Cooper on
 
Another beautiful book from Mem Fox. My son loved this book.
Margaret Mijat on
 
Another great Mem Fox book with beautifully illustrated Australian animals. Here we have is Hush the Possum and how her Grandma, with magic made her invisible. Boy, did she have fun! She slid down the kangaroos back. She was safe from snakes because they couldn't see her. But Hush wanted to be invisible again. Grandma Possum couldn't find the right magic, even though she looked all through her magic books. It's what you need to eat, she said. So they searched for the right food. They searached in all the states of Australia and it wasn't until in the far north of Australia, they found a Vegemite sandwich. This is such a delight and you will love reading it to your children.

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