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Australian, Historical

May – Belinda Murrell – The Sequin Star

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I really enjoyed this time slip novel. The main character, Claire goes back in time to 1932. As a history teacher who grew up in Sydney, the story resonates with me. The opening of the harbour bridge, the locations around Sydney and the “making do” of many during the Great Depression are things I have taught students or talked about with older people. I would have liked to have had this book as another way in to a sometimes “dry” topic. More for Year 6-8 rather than older year levels but very much worth a read.
Teacher Resources available at the Random House page.

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I am a secondary English/History teacher (BA DipEd, MA (Education) and a Teacher Librarian (MEd). I LOVE to research and through this site aim to -Support the introduction of the Australian Curriculum (especially in History) through sourcing quality and varied internet based sources (research guides) - Support teachers through conducting education based literature reviews - Provide suggestions on useful Web 2.0 tools - Offer other services such as curriculum writing, library collection assessment, novel recommendations (see my blog bookgenremonthly.com)

Discussion

2 thoughts on “May – Belinda Murrell – The Sequin Star

  1. I really enjoyed this too. Perfectly pitched at the upper primary/ lower secondary reader. Delightful.

    Posted by Miffy F | May 26, 2014, 7:43 pm
  2. Reblogged this on Miffy reviews….

    Posted by Miffy F | May 27, 2014, 7:21 pm

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