BUDDING AUTHOR: Marli Shand (left), with Gympie West librarian Fiona Toon and Marli's signed copy of Mem Fox's Possum Magic.
BUDDING AUTHOR: Marli Shand (left), with Gympie West librarian Fiona Toon and Marli's signed copy of Mem Fox's Possum Magic. Contributed

Encouragement for Marli from famous author

WHAT do famous Australian author Mem Fox and Gympie West State School student Marli Shand have in common?

They are both authors.

Recently Marli wrote a beautiful, funny, heartfelt story about her sadly departed pet duckling, and Ms Fox had the pleasure of reading her story.

Marli received a personal letter of encouragement and a signed copy of Possum Magic, possibly one the most famous children's books from Ms Fox.

Ms Fox is a semi-retired author of illustrated children's books and educationalist specialising in literacy who lives in Adelaide.

She also wrote Baby Bedtime, Where is the Green Sheep?, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Goodnight Sleep Tight.

Gympie West State Schoolalso received a donation of a collection of Ms Fox's books, which were donated to the school library.

Gympie Times


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