Imatge de l'autor

Mem Fox

Autor/a de Whoever You Are

82+ obres 31,639 Membres 1,399 Ressenyes 15 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Mem Fox was born on March 5, 1946 in Melbourne, Australia. She attended a drama school in London. She returned to Australia where she was a college professor. She writes children's books including Possum Magic, Night Noises, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, Time for Bed, Koala Lou, Wombat Divine, mostra'n més Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath (co-written with Olivia Rawson), Count Goats!, and The Little Dragon. She has also written several books for adults. She has received numerous awards including the 1990 Dromkeen Medal for distinguished services to children's literature, a 1991 Advance Australia Award for her outstanding contribution to Australian literature, and a medal in the 1993 Australia Day Honours awards for services to the cultural life of Australia. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Mem Fox with her latest book, Let's Count Goats, at the 2010 Baltimore Book Festival. ©2010


Obres de Mem Fox

Whoever You Are (1997) 3,741 exemplars
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (1984) 3,576 exemplars
Time for Bed (1993) 3,192 exemplars
Possum Magic (1983) 2,190 exemplars
Koala Lou (1988) 2,154 exemplars
Where Is the Green Sheep? (2004) 1,675 exemplars
Hattie and the Fox (1986) 1,582 exemplars
Tough Boris (1994) 1,230 exemplars
The Magic Hat (2002) 1,128 exemplars
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! (2003) 1,093 exemplars
Shoes from Grandpa (1989) 840 exemplars
Night Noises (1992) 753 exemplars
Wombat Divine (1995) 712 exemplars
Sleepy Bears (1999) 564 exemplars
Hello Baby! (1800) 503 exemplars
Zoo-Looking (1995) 487 exemplars
Feathers and Fools (1989) 333 exemplars
Hunwick's Egg (2005) 289 exemplars
Sophie (1997) 248 exemplars
Boo to a Goose (1996) 241 exemplars
Good Night, Sleep Tight (1988) 236 exemplars
Guess What? (1988) 220 exemplars
A Particular Cow (1789) 217 exemplars
Let's count goats (2010) 214 exemplars
Tell Me About Your Day Today (2011) 146 exemplars
The Goblin and the Empty Chair (2009) 141 exemplars
Two Little Monkeys (2012) 138 exemplars
Where the Giant Sleeps (2007) 132 exemplars
A Bedtime Story (1996) 130 exemplars
Ducks Away! (2016) 126 exemplars
This and That (2017) 115 exemplars
The Straight Line Wonder (1987) 115 exemplars
Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! (2013) 106 exemplars
I'm Australian too (2017) 75 exemplars
Baby Bedtime (2013) 68 exemplars
A Giraffe in the Bath (2010) 54 exemplars
I'm an Immigrant Too! (2018) 48 exemplars
Cat Dog (2021) 46 exemplars
The Tiny Star (2019) 39 exemplars
Nellie Belle (2015) 37 exemplars
Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again (2018) 32 exemplars
Roly Poly (2019) 31 exemplars
The little dragon (2011) 27 exemplars
Early One Morning (2016) 26 exemplars
Cat Called Kite (1985) 19 exemplars
With Love, at Christmas (1988) 17 exemplars
The Little Book of Possum Magic (2006) 16 exemplars
Our Dragon (2023) 13 exemplars
Possum Magic: Numbers (2012) 10 exemplars
Just Like That (1987) 8 exemplars
Possum Magic: Opposites (2014) 7 exemplars
Possum Magic: Colours (2016) 7 exemplars
The Possum Magic Cookbook (2015) 6 exemplars
Possum Magic: Actions (2015) 3 exemplars
One World, Many Cultures (2004) 2 exemplars
Mem Fox Magic (2002) 1 exemplars
Mem Fox Reads (1992) 1 exemplars
Was meinst Du? (1999) 1 exemplars
Bear Play 1 exemplars
Classic Magic: Possum Magic and Other Stories (2015) — Autor; Narrador — 1 exemplars
Papers of Mem Fox 1 exemplars
Whoever They Are 1 exemplars

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This book is appropriate for primary readers.
This book is about all of the different people who reside in Australia and where they hail from.
This book would be useful in teaching about Rhyming and diversity.
Kpasley | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Feb 19, 2024 |
Mx loved this book. Got this to promote using Spanish words; may have even been our first Spanish/bilingual book. Funny cute story about a lost sheep that includes lots of adjectives. Ms has been indifferent to it so far.
Mx2018 | Hi ha 90 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
From stardust to stardust, the narrative of a life is spun out in Australian author/illustrator team Mem Fox and Freya Blackwood's picture book, The Tiny Star. Falling to earth one night, a star takes the shape of a tiny baby, is adopted by loving parents, leads a full, long and loving life surrounded by relatives and friends, before passing away—back into stardom. Shining from the celestial heavens, the star gives comfort to the loved ones left behind...

When I first happened upon this book at my public library, I mistook it for a Christmas title for some reason. I'm trying to recall whether it had been mistakenly placed on the Christmas display—I think it had been, but couldn't swear to it. In any case, being on the hunt for new and new-to-me Christmas books, and being a devoted admirer of Freya Blackwood's artwork, I immediately snatched it up and brought it home. I was not all that dismayed to find it wasn't a Christmas story (Freya Blackwood, after all), and was intrigued by the idea of a star living out the life of a human. It brought back memories of my college astronomy class, and the time my professor informed we students that the old hippie belief in humanity being nothing but stardust was in fact scientifically sound, as every atom that goes to make up our world, and us, comes from massive stellar explosions in the cosmic prehistory of our area of the universe.

In any case, I certainly didn't approach this one with anything other than a pleasant expectation of enjoyment, given my fondness for the illustrator, and the fact that author Mem Fox is a titan in children's literature, both Australian and global. Unfortunately, despite all this, The Tiny Star was a miss for me. I found the narrative unconvincing, and even unmoving. Many other online reviewers apparently found it emotionally resonant, and quite poignant, and I can certainly see that this narrative of the seasons of life might evoke such feelings. For me however, I kept expecting there to be something more meaningful, some insight that a star living as a human would give us—something more than just the idea of a long life well-lived, and well-loved. I found myself thinking of Kurt Vonnegut's most unusual Nativity Story, Sun Moon Star, in which the creator of the universe finds himself in a baby's body, and must see the universe in a different way. Here there is none of that—no sense of how the star perceives the world and the cosmos, now that it has become flesh. I also found myself thinking of Marion Dane Bauer's magisterial The Stuff of Stars, in which the author constructs a story beginning with the birth of the universe and concluding with the birth of a baby made of stardust. There the link to stars is deeply meaningful, tying the infinitesimal smallness of a human to the great scope of the cosmos, but here it feels incidental. The human who comes from a star in this story is referred to as "it" throughout, constantly reminding the reader that "it" is a star in human shape, rather than a human (a person, not an object) made of stars. As if to emphasize the star-ness of this person, "it" returns to the heavens after death, leaving no mortal remains, and resuming its status as a star. It is a reversal of the idea of people being made from stardust, and in turn making other stardust creatures and objects, when their bodies return to their constituent elements.

Reactions will vary of course, and some will (and have) found this one meaningful, where I have not. That said, I was so repelled by this book, so unexpectedly put off by the narrative, that I might have given it a two-star rating, were it not for Blackwood's lovely illustrations, which depict a loving, diverse family. Her artwork is always worth the price of entry, so I'm not sorry to have read this one, but I don't really recommend it. Seek out the Bauer, if you are looking for a truly meaningful cosmological baby book, and the Vonnegut, if you want a story about the ties between divinity and humanity.
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AbigailAdams26 | Jan 11, 2024 |
This is one of those books where the real story is in the pictures and not the text, which is something that can work really well (e.g. in Rosie's Walk, right?). But there are so many things I dislike about this book. The plot in the pictures is weird and vaguely unsettling, the text is boring when it's trying to be deep. I would especially guard against doing this at a story time.
LibrarianDest | Hi ha 87 ressenyes més | Jan 3, 2024 |



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