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Possum Magic by Mem Fox
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Sep 29, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: children-s-literature

Summary: Hush Poss becomes invisible thanks to Grandma Poss's magic. While being invisible keeps Hush safe from snakes, she wants to see her own reflection. Grandma Poss and Hush travel throughout the cities of Australia, eating human food. After eating meal after meal, Hush regains the visibility of her body piece by piece until she can be seen completely.

Uses: independent reading for late early or early transitional readers, recommend for children interested in other countries, or specifically, Australia

Literary Devices: alliteration

Social issues: the importance of being visible (not hiding from the world), discusses some the Australian culture and the names some of the popular cities there

Other: fictional picture book

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