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Book Title: Wombat Divine|
The author of the book: Mem Fox
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: September 7th 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 815 KB
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ISBN 13: 9780152020965
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Reader ratings: 6.2
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I picked this up because I think Mem Fox has a good hit/miss ratio... The cover I have isn't immediately christmassy, and I thought Wombat Divine was referring to an especially good wombat - so I was initially suprised that this was a Christmas book.
This book has everything you could ask for - great illustrations, a smidge of rhythm and rhyme, Trouble, and the happy ending.
Three small aspects that I really liked:
* The small-town Hall where the Nativity Play is held - this is almost certainly a Memorial Hall, and they are found in just about every small town in Australia.
* The second last page has the holly wrapping paper and the fake pine Christmas tree - so out of place in the Australian bush!
* Platypus snoozing off the pudding in the corner after a long Christmas day!
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Read information about the authorMem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after.
Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Time for Bed is on Oprah’s list of the twenty best children’s books of all time. Mem has written thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults, including the best-selling Reading Magic, aimed at parents of very young children.
Mem Fox was an Associate Professor in Literacy Studies at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, where she taught teachers for twenty four years until her early retirement in 1996. She has received many civic awards, honours and accolades in Australia, including two honorary doctorates. She has visited the United States over one hundred times, mostly in her role as a literacy expert although she is also a well-known author in America. She is an influential international consultant in literacy, but she pretends to sit around writing full time.
Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1990).
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