Thursday's Child by Sonya Hartnett


Thursday's Child by Sonya Hartnett

What's the hook? Mesmerising writing and a stunning story draws the reader in from the beginning. What are the themes? Families, generations, love and other cultures. Teaching points? An excellent model for exploring metaphor and symbolism with lyrical descriptive passages that offer fantastic models for pupils' own writing. This different culture text offers cross-curricular links to History and Geography.

About the Author

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett was born in Melbourne, the second of six children. Her first book, Trouble All the Way, was written when she was just thirteen and published two years later. Since then she has gone on to write numerous successful novels, including The Ghost's Child, and has won many awards including the 2002 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the prestigious Age Book of the Year in Australia and most recently the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2008. Sonya lives in Australia.

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208 pages


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Publication date

18th December 2003



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