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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 Possum Magic
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Two Australian possums go in search of the magic that will make the invisible one of them visible.

Exhibitions

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Adaptations

Possum Magic : The Musical Garry Ginivan , John Watson , 1990 single work musical theatre
Possum Magic Eva Di Cesare , Sandra Eldridge , 2019 single work drama

Teaching Resources

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Teacher’s notes from publisher’s website. 

Notes

  • Several Possum Magic non-book items have been produced, including height chart, calendar, wall frieze, wrapping paper and cards, as well as a birthday book, address book and cookery book.
  • Also published in braille and sound recording formats.
  • Orchestral version of Possum Magic performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, [1996].

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has Korean, Chinese, and Japanese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Until 2004, all editions of Possum Magic were dedicated to Mem Fox's daughter, Chloe. The dedication to the 2004 publication included Julie Vivas's daughters, Ana and Kate, for the first time.
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1983 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1984 , 1987 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993 , 2001
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: for Chloe
      ISBN: 0949641057
    • Nashville, Bracken Ridge - Brighton - Sandgate area, Brisbane - North East, Brisbane, Queensland,: Abingdon Press , 1987 .
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      Extent: 32 p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0687317320
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Omnibus/Puffin , 1989 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0140541616 (pbk.)
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1989 .
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      Extent: 30p.
      Edition info: large edition
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 1862910103
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Mem Fox Reads Mem Fox , Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1991 Z838236 1991 selected work children's Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1991
    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2004 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Edition info: 21st birthday edition.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For Chloe, Ana and Kate
      ISBN: 1862915644, 1862915652 (pbk.)
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2013 .
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      Extent: [32]p.p.
      Edition info: 30th anniv. ed.
      ISBN: 9781742990057 (pbk), 9781742990002 (hbk)
    • Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2018 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Edition info: 35 Year Anniversary Edition
      Limited edition info: Collectors edition
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1st April 2018

      ISBN: 9781742763460
Alternative title: Oma possums zauber-schau
Language: German

Works about this Work

Australia in Three Books Eliza Berlage , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 77 no. 4 2018; (p. 15-17)
Arthur or Martha? Kids Face a Struggle David Penberthy , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 4 September 2016; (p. 61)
It's Their Turn : Best Books to Animate Teens 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 February 2015; (p. 30)
Possum's Still Top of Tree for Kid Books Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 August 2014; (p. 3)
Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
[Review] Possum Magic Anastasia Gonis , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Books Buzz , July no. 4 2008; (p. 11-12)

— Review of Possum Magic Mem Fox , 1983 single work picture book
Book Week Winners 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 July 1984;

— Review of Possum Magic Mem Fox , 1983 single work picture book
Untitled Neil Keech , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Review (South Australia. School Libraries Branch) , September vol. 12 no. 3 1984; (p. 21)

— Review of Possum Magic Mem Fox , 1983 single work picture book
Untitled 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Family Circle , 10 August 1984;

— Review of Possum Magic Mem Fox , 1983 single work picture book
Untitled Barbara Hutton , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 July 1990; (p. 14.,)

— Review of Possum Magic Mem Fox , 1983 single work picture book
Kids Deity Candida Baker , 1996 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 April 1996; (p. 10)
The Gift of Reading Bernadette Condren , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 December 2003; (p. 7)
21 Years of Possum Magic Shane Maguire , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 March 2004; (p. 2-3)
Two of Us : Mem Fox and Julie Vivas Jane Cadzow , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 20 March 2004; (p. 14)
Possum Hush Turns 21, With a Litle Magic 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 March 2004; (p. 6)
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