Possum Magic

Possum Magic

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by Mem Fox

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When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums take a culinary tour of Australia to find the food that will make her visible once more.


When Grandma Poss's magic turns Hush invisible, the two possums take a culinary tour of Australia to find the food that will make her visible once more.

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Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
An international bestseller, Possum Magic casts two Australian bush possums in starring roles but also features wombats, dingoes, and emus, rendered endearing by Julie Vivas' soft-toned watercolors. In addition to introducing Australian animals, Fox takes her possums on an eating adventure in search of the Australian foods-vegemite sandwiches, pavlovas, and lamingtons-that will work a necessary magic. The book provides a warm, wonderful first exploration of Australia!
School Library Journal
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.

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Meet the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

JULIE VIVAS is illustrator of I Went Walking, Let's Go Visiting, the Mem Fox classics Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Possum Magic, and several other picture book titles. She lives in Australia.

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Possum Magic 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
rocky5 More than 1 year ago
"Possum Magic" is one of my very favorite children's books. It takes you all around the country/continent of Australia. You visit the cities and eat things that we, in the U.S., know nothing about. This is done in an attempt to make Hush, the little possum, visible again. Mem Fox is a wonderful writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolute classic of Australian children's picture books. I loved it as a kid and it was one of the first books bought for my new baby niece this year.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Its basically about two possums in the australian out back. Grandma and hush. when grandma turns hush invisable she can't turn her back so they have to tour australia to find a food to turn her visable.