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Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England and returned to Adelaide, Australia, in 1970. She 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 more than 4 million. In the United States, "Time for Bed" and "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge" have each sold over a million copies. Fox has written more than 35 picture books for children and five nonfiction books for adults, including the best-selling "Reading Magic." Her latest book is "Let's Count Goats" (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing). Fox lives in Australia.