Mem Fox

Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Let’s Count Goats!; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at MemFox.net.
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Mem Fox Reads From The Goblin and The Empty Chair

When a family suffers an unspeakable loss, this goblin, who has been hiding away for years, comes out during the night to help them - secretly.

My Life in 8 Words

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Mem Fox
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do it now!

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Writing the best selling picture book ever in Australia

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. William Wilberforce, the Englishman who spent most of his life in the late 18th and early 19th centuries working to abolish the slave trade. I'd say: "Congratulations! And thank you, thank you, thank you thank you!"

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On the couch at my daughter's house, having one of our rambling, lovely conversations

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My spiky red hair

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