Apr. 1 - June 30, 2021
“Grandma Poss made bush magic.
She made wombats blue
And kookaburras pink.
She made dingoes smile
And emus shrink.
But the best magic of all…was the magic that made Hush invisible.”
Hush loves being invisible! She can be squashed by koalas, slide down kangaroos, and stay safe from snakes. It’s a great life—until Hush realizes that, more than anything, she wants to know what she looks like. Join Hush and Grandma Poss on a quest that takes them away from their library and sends them criss-crossing through Australia in search of tasty treats. Mem Fox’s classic and vibrant tale is a celebration of family lore—how we make stories about who we are and what we can be.
Why we chose this book: Grappling with wanting to understand who and why they are is common for kids, and they will recognize their own worries and hopes through the magical world of possums Hush and Grandma Poss. Bonus! We had to cancel our touring production of Possum Magic before it got started last spring, so we are thrilled to revisit the story through our interactive kits.
Book-It’s Interactive Story Kits are designed by our Arts Education department to engage students individually and as a community of readers, thinkers, and artists. Students will be able to watch a recorded read-aloud* by one of our performers and then explore the story’s themes and ideas on their own or as a class through writing, movement, visual art, and theatre exercises.
Kits begin shipping on the first date listed for each title, and orders are fulfilled in the order they are received.
Whether you want to dive into the themes of the book with a Story Adventure Workshop or tackle a special topic in a Skill Workshop, each of our interactive Workshops is a great addition to your online learning curriculum.
All Possum Magic Workshops are held in: May
Story Adventure: Mission Impossumble
Skills Workshop topic: Prop Making with Household Items
Workshops are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, with mornings and afternoons available.
Once you’ve purchased your workshop, our Arts Education team will contact you to schedule the date and time.
Possum Magic by Mem Fox. Copyright © 1983 by Mem Fox. All rights reserved.