Julie Vivas After college, Julie Vivas spent some time living in Spain where she drew the townspeople in their day-to-day lives. She later exhibited these drawings in Sydney. Whilst working on illustrations for ‘Hush the Invisible Mouse’, later to become ‘Possum Magic’, she illustrated ‘The Tram to Bondi Beach’, which was Highly Commended in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 1981. ‘Possum Magic’, published by Omnibus Books, was a runaway all-time best-seller, published around the world. It was also the NSW Premier’s Award-winner and Winner of the 1986 IBBY Diploma for Illustration. | Story Box Library