Mem Fox: Children’s book author
Mem is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies and also Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author.
Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best-selling children’s book in Australia. It is over thirty years old and is still available in hard-back. She has written many other internationally best-selling books for children including Time for Bed, Where Is The Green Sheep? and Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, a copy of which was Australia’s official gift to Prince George, the new royal baby. Mem has also written several non-fiction books for adults, including her renowned book for parents: Reading Magic. Her books have been translated into nineteen languages.
She has received many civic honours, awards and 3 honorary doctorates.
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