The Boy and the Toy/ The Legend of Moondyne Joe

By Sonya Hartnett & Lucia Masciullo AND Mark Greenwood & Frane Lessac

This term we have two wonderful exhibitions from our travelling picture books collection to choose from, for literature workshops at The Literature Centre:

 

The Boy and the Toy

By Sonya Hartnett and Lucia Masciullo

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

One day a man invented the best toy in the world. He gave the toy to his son who thought it was marvelous. It could do anything! As time passed, the boy started to have doubts about the toy. Something was not quiet right with it. Was it really the greatest toy in the world? Lucia Musciullo's whimsical illustrations, together with Sonya Hartnett's intriguing story about the true nature of friendship, will captivate and challenge your students.

Suitable: Year 3 - Year 7

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature Strand, in particular Responding to Literature.  Additional links Language; Literacy; Design and Technology; Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability.

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The Legend of Moondyne Joe

By Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac

Publisher: Walker Books

Moondyne Joe was not known for blazing gunfights or robbing banks.  It was the convict bushranger's amazing ability to escape every time he was placed behind bars that won him fame and the affection of the early WA settlers. Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac combine perfectly to bring to life the story of the greatest escape artist of Australia's convict era. 

Suitable: Year 3 - Year 7

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature Strand, in particular Responding to Literature. Additional links Language; Literacy; History; Visul Arts; Critical and Creative Thinking; Ethical Understanding.


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