Possum Magic

Possum Magic Storybook Walk

Possum Magic by Mem Fox Written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julia Vivas.

Artwork created by Andrew Stock, 2007, with permission by Omnibus Books and sponsored by Flinders University.

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A beautifully illustrated picture book telling the story of Hush the possum and Grandma Poss who cast a spell on Hush to keep her safe from the dangers of the Australian bush.

"They ate Anzac biscuits in Adelaide,
mornay and Minties in Melbourne,
steak and salad in Sydney
and pumpkin scones in Brisbane."

Andrew Stock - artist Meet the artist: Andrew Stock

Andrew Stock is a public artist and a sculptor and has a strong interest in social engagement with art. His studies include Fine Arts, Sociology, Psychology and Social Administration and he is completing his Masters in Sustainable Design.

Andrew Stock imagined Storybook Walk in the early 2000’s when he was asked to provide an artist response to the then, vacant section within Thalassa Park. Inspired by the natural landscape and the popular South Australian Writers Festival, Andrew visualised a children’s sculptural walk. This concept was readily accepted by council, especially as the park’s original owner, Mrs Margaret Cutten and Mrs Ann Burton, were very supportive of literature.

Andrew is delighted that Storybook Walk has continued on since its inception in 2007.