Possum Magic

Possum Magic

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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. “Another treat from Mem Fox that is sure to be treasured. The whimsical illustrations are a wonderful complement.”--Children’s Book Review Service

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152632243
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/15/1991
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 112,950
Product dimensions: 9.37(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About 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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Caspettee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An Aussie classic about a baby possum who travels around Australia trying to find a cure for her invisibility. A lovely touching story that any child will delight in.
jalann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Children will really enjoy this book. It would be wonderful to use when studing fables. You might even be able to do a unit on fabls from around the world. You might also talk about how a possum in Australia and a possum in the US are different. Kids will really enjoy reading this story.
TerraO on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a sweet story about grandma possum and how she tries to protect her grandchild. The grandma possum puts a spell on her grandchild to make her invisible so no other animals will harm her. The little possum later wants to see her reflection, so the two possums search for a cure and end up with a happy ending.
alprince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a grandma who makes Hush the possum invisible. She uses magic to make him not visible. At first, Hush and all the other possums thought it was cool how he could go anywhere or do anything and no one could see him. Afer a while, Hush decided he wanted to see what himself looked like so he asked grandma to turn him back to normal. Grandma had to search for the magic cure to turn him back. They went to several places in Australia until they finally figured out how to turn him back. Hush was then visible and very happy. I would use this book for children in kindergarten or first grade.
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A gorgeous classic. Baby possum travels around Australia trying different Ozzie foods to try and cure his invisibility. Makes me hungry.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Actually a pretty good story about a little possum who's grandma has made him (or her) invisible - mostly to protect him from snakes. But now he wants to see what he looks like and grandma can't quite remember the spell to make him visible again. Grandma Poss and her grandchild travel all over Australia eating human food - since the spell definitely has something to do with human food - until the child is fully visible again. My first grader liked seeing the map of Australia at the end with the cities (and foods eaten at each) highlighted.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Set in Australia. Two possums travel to various cities and taste Aussie food, searching for a way to make the invisible young one turn visible again. Whimsical, an interesting way to learn a little Aussie geography and culture.
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.