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The Hush Treasure Book (Selection 1)

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About the Story

Welcome to the world of HUSH... a world of magic, wonder and mystery. 

Created for the Hush Music Foundation by thirty children's book writers and illustrators, this book is a treasure trove that will delight and entertain the whole family. 

Hush is Australia's charity for bringing together music and medicine to bring peace and hope to patients and their families. The Hush Treasure Book is a collection of short stories and illustrations by creators from all around Australia who have been inspired by the Hush vision of better patient care. 

Some stories are truly moving... others just plain silly! All have been written to bring calm and joy to sick children and their families going through difficult times.

This first selection of stories is introduced by Lior Attar (singer-songwriter) and Edgar (songwriter), both of whom collaborated on music for The Hush Treasure Book and includes:

Oliver's Town by Nick Bland read by Mike McLeish

Ward by Shaun Tan read by Chloe Xanthopoulos

The Best Horse of All by Julie Vivas & Margaret Wild read by Fiona Harris

The Elephant Bird by Tohby Riddle read by Finn McLeish

Story Box Library was approached to by the Hush Music Foundation to be part of their endeavours and it has been an honour to bring these stories to life with the help of our wonderful storytellers.

Find out more about the Hush Music Foundation and founder Dr Catherine Crock here.

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A Piece of Quiet is the 16th volume in Hush’s acclaimed album series. Originally developed by Dr. Catherine Crock AM to reduce stress and anxiety felt by both patients and their families in hospitals.

The Hush music collection is now played in hospitals, homes and shared spaces across the globe.

You can purchase the Hush Foundation CD here:



Story Details



    Nick Bland, Julie Vivas, Margaret Wild, Shaun Tan, Tohby Riddle


    Mike McLeish, Chloe Xanthopoulos, Fiona Harris, Finn McLeish 


    Lior Attar and Edgar


    Allen & Unwin, Australia 2015


Change, Community, Courage, Emotions, Family Life, Hope

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs), Upper Primary (10-12yrs)

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