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  1. 1. Mem FoxMerrion Frances PartridgeMarch 5th, 1946©
  2. 2. Who is Mem Fox? Mem Fox is considered Australias most popular childrensauthor Writes children’s picture books ranging from realistic fiction,fiction, fantasy and poetry She was born and lives in Australia with her husband anddaughter She taught teachers for 24 years Received many civic awards, and honors in Australia She has visited the United States 97 times as a literacy expertalthough she is also a well-known author in America.
  3. 3. How many books do you thinkshe has written?10…..20……30…..40 Mem has written 30 picture books for children And five books for adults Her first book was Possum Magic©
  4. 4. Why is Mem an Author? She studied children’s literature in college andhad to write a children’s story as an assignment.Her story, Hush the Invisible Mouse, later turnedinto Possum Magic. After that she felt like awriter: ideas for books kept popping up, so shecarried on writing. “Writing is my second love. My first is teaching,to which I admit an addiction so powerful that I’msurprised I had the courage to retire early.”©©
  5. 5. Here are all of Mem’s booksChildren’s Books31. Where the giant sleeps 200730. A Particular Cow200629. Hunwick’s Egg 200528. Where Is The Green Sheep? 200427. The Magic Hat 200226. Harriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild! 200025. Sleepy Bears 199924. Whoever You Are 199823. Boo to a Goose 199622. Wombat Divine 199521. Tough Boris 199420. Time for Bed 199319. Memories 199218. Sophie [later USA version also, slightly re-written and totally re-illustrated] 198917. Shoes from Grandpa 198916. Feathers and Fools [later USA version also,totally re-illustrated] 198915. Night Noises 198914. With Love at Christmas [later Australianversion also, slightly re-written and totallyre-illustrated] 1988 [out of print]13. Koala Lou 198812. Guess What? 198811. Goodnight Sleep Tight 1988 [Australia only;out of print]10. A Bedtime Story [later USA version also,totally re-illustrated] 19879. The Straight Line Wonder [later USA editionalso, totally re-illustrated] 1987 8. Sail Away:The Ballad of Skip and Nell 1986 [Australiaonly]7. Just Like That [later USA edition also, slightlyre-written and totally re-illustrated, titledHarriet, You’ll Drive Me Wild, listed above]19866. Hattie and the Fox 19865. Arabella, the Smallest Girl in the World 19864. Zoo-Looking [later USA edition also, slightly re-written and totally re-illustrated] 19863. A Cat called Kite 1985 [later USA edition also,due 2007, hugely re-written and totally re-illustrated]2. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 19841. Possum Magic 1983Adult books5. Reading Magic 2001 [Australia and the USA] ・4. Radical Reflections on Teaching, Learning andLiving 1993 [Australia and the USA] ・3. English Essentials 1993 (Australia only) ・2. Mems the Word (Australian title) 1990DearMem Fox (USA title)1992 ・1. How to Teach Drama to Infants Without ReallyCrying (Australian title) 1984Teaching Dramato Young Children (USA title) 1987
  6. 6. Some of her booksSince Mem Fox has written so manybooks we are only going to read someof them.Lets take a look at them!Koala Lou Koala Lou is loved by everyone, especially hermother, who tells her so a hundred times a day. When Koala Lousbrothers and sisters come along, her mother becomes too busy to tellher. How can Koala Lou regain her mothers affection?QuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.©
  7. 7. Books Continued Possum Magic WhenGrandma Posss magic turnsHush invisible, the twoopossums take a culinary tourof Australia to find the foodthat will make her visible oncemore. Wilfrid Gordon McDonaldPartridge Wilfrid asks hisparents what they mean whenthey say his friend, Miss Nancy,is losing her memory. WilfridGordon puts together acollection of items in hopes ofhelping her find it again.QuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.©©
  8. 8. And More Books Hunwick’s EggHunwick, a bandicoot, befriendsa mysterious egg that he findsnear his burrow after a storm. Whoever You AreChildren around the world havedifferent customs andsurroundings, but someQuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.QuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.©©
  9. 9. Animals of Australia Mem’s bookscontain manyanimals fromAustralia like thekoala, the possumand the bandicootand many more. So while we studyabout Mem Fox theauthor, we will alsoexplore some ofAustralias wildlifeQuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.BandicootQuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.KoalaQuickTime™ and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.Possumhttp://australian-animals.net/©©©
  10. 10. Let’s listen to Mem Read!Our first book were going to read will beKoala LouLet’s listen to the author read it firsthttp://www.memfox.net/mem-reads-aloud/© ©
  11. 11. References and other usefulwebsiteshttp://www.memfox.net/welcome.htmlhttp://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews/foxhttp://www.abc.net.au/rollercoaster/therap/interviews/s1304124.htmhttp://australian-animals.net/

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