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Walls That Talk - Possum Magic

The current instalment of Walls that Talk celebrates Children Book Week and displays illustrations from iconic book Possum Magic, written by Mem Fox and beautifully illustrated by Julie Vivas.
Possum Magic remains the best-known picture book in Australia and the best-selling picture book ever in this country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mem Fox has written over 25 books for adults and children including Possum Magic. 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.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
One of Australia’s foremost illustrators, Julie Vivas’s work for Possum Magic began a career as a children’s illustrator. Other books by Julie Vivas include Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, I Went Walking and Very Best of Friends.

Text and illustrations from Possum Magic reproduced and displayed with permission from Scholastic Australia.


     
Grandma Poss made bush magic
 She made dingoes smile and ...  .. magic made Hush INVISIBLE
     
 Hush was safe from snakes  ..the magic she was looking for   ... they left the bush
     
 A tail! A tail! For there it was.  ... they ate a piece of pavlova Once a year, on her birthday ... 

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