Blue Flower

Immigration Stories 1

Stories of ten people who immigrated to Australia between 1900-1940.These immigrants came from a range of different countries and cultures,
but they all have one important thing in common – they made Australia
home. Read about their reasons for coming to Australia, their journeys,
their impressions of Australia and their new lives.

Includes:
• A useful 'snapshot' of Australian life between 1900-1940.
• Essential facts and figures about migration.
• A timeline of important events.
• Interesting photographs that help each immigrant's story.
• Journey maps showing how each person travelled to Australia.

Published by Heinemann Library - Harcourt Educ. Australia 2004

Jilly Bilby

No longer in print.

Immigration Stories 4

Stories of ten people who immigrated to Australia from 1980-
These immigrants came from a range of different countries and cultures,
but they all have one important thing in common – they made Australia
home. Read about their reasons for coming to Australia, their journeys,
their impressions of Australia and their new lives.

Includes:
• A useful 'snapshot' of Australian life from 1980 -
• Essential facts and figures about migration.
• A timeline of important events.
• Interesting photographs that help each immigrant's story.
• Journey maps showing how each person travelled to Australia.

Published by Heinemann Library - Harcourt Educ. Australia 2004

Immigration Stories 3

Stories of ten people who immigrated to Australia between 1960-1980.
These immigrants came from a range of different countries and cultures,
but they all have one important thing in common – they made Australia
home. Read about their reasons for coming to Australia, their journeys,
their impressions of Australia and their new lives.

Includes:
• A useful 'snapshot' of Australian life between 1960-1980.
• Essential facts and figures about migration.
• A timeline of important events.
• Interesting photographs that help each immigrant's story.
• Journey maps showing how each person travelled to Australia.

Published by Heinemann Library - Harcourt Educ. Australia 2004

Immigration Stories 2

Stories of ten people who immigrated to Australia between 1940-1960
These immigrants came from a range of different countries and cultures,
but they all have one important thing in common – they made Australia
home. Read about their reasons for coming to Australia, their journeys,
their impressions of Australia and their new lives.

Includes:
• A useful 'snapshot' of Australian life between 1940-1960.
• Essential facts and figures about migration.
• A timeline of important events.
• Interesting photographs that help each immigrant's story.
• Journey maps showing how each person travelled to Australia.

Published by Heinemann Library - Harcourt Educ. Australia 2004

Fox on the Cliff 

 Old Barney is a lonely man with nothing but a falling-down house and
some faded memories. But when he takes an interest in one skinny little
stranger, Barney helps save the life of more than just a fox on the clifftop.

Published by Macmillan 2003 – Breakers Series

 

The Fox on the Clifftop, by Linda Massola
Posted by Sally Murphy on November 17, 2004 at 11:26 am Younger Readers

Barney settled back in his chair to look at the boy. He was badly in need of a proper haircut and his knees were showing through his jeans. Still, they like to wear them that way these days, he reminded himself. He didn't look too well fed either. Too many bones showing. The boy stood his ground. Something about him reminded Barney of the fox.
Old Barney lives by himself in a tumble-down cottage at the edge of a cliff. When three boys pay him a visit and graffiti his house, he is powerless to stop them. One of the boys, however, feels bad about what they have done and comes back to see Barney. The pair establish an unlikely, and at times uneasy, friendship. Perhaps Barney is not too old to make a difference to young Steve's life.
The Fox on the Clifftop is a title in the chapter book series, Breakers, from Macmillan Education. This title is aimed at students with a reading age of around 9 years, but some primary aged students may find the issues of both the street kids and the war veteran a little hard to grasp. Despite that, the story does have a nice combination of action and issue and young readers will enjoy the role of the wild fox that interracts with both characters.
The Fox on the Clifftop could be a good offering for older students with reading difficulties.
The Fox on the Clifftop, by Linda Massola
Macmillan Education, 2003

 

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