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Possum Magic by Mem Fox

Possum Magic (1983)

by Mem Fox

Other authors: Julie Vivas (Illustrator)

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Picture book. In Australia there are two possums named Poss and Hush and Poss could do magic tricks including make Hush invisible. Hush liked being invisible because he could slide down kangaroos back and no one knew and hide from snakes. But when he wanted to be visible again Poss couldn't find the spell to change him back, but she knew it had something to do with food. So Poss and Hush went all over Australia eating everything and slowly but surely becomes visible again. ( )
  Nick1009 | Dec 2, 2018 |
If you need a book about diversity and cultures for young children, read "Possum Magic" with them. The illustrations by Julie Vivas are beautiful and convey the mood very well: when grandma Poss and Hush were sad, they were both drawn in shades of blue and grey, but when they took a trip, the colors come alive again. I also loved that there is a glossary of Australian terms and map of Australia with the food trip details on it in the back of the book. This book can be used to teach a lesson about culture of Australia, wild animals, or food from foreign countries. It made me hungry for Vegemite sandwich, that's for sure! ( )
  Tatipetite | Oct 10, 2017 |
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. Great illustrations ( )
  LynneQuan | Sep 21, 2017 |
This book is a little outdated so I was hesitant about reading it, but the story is super cute and teaches about Australia! Vegemite sandwiches at school! ( )
  hannahmariebell | Mar 24, 2017 |
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.
  wichitafriendsschool | Nov 30, 2016 |
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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

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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.

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