Blake’s new full-colour Asian Stories are contemporary tales set across Asia and the Pacific. Students follow characters their own age in their local environments – at school, at home, in the village, visiting local landmarks – so they can observe everyday life in another culture. How are their lives different to mine? Who works in their families and how? What are THEIR everyday challenges?
With a window onto the social and cultural norms of our near neighbours, these books are valuable tools to build both literacy skills and cross-cultural understanding.
Each beautifully illustrated book includes photography of the local setting; an illustrated glossary; country map and key country statistics; map of the story’s narrative structure; and comprehension questions.
The Sparklers - Asian Stories Pack contains all eight titles which make up this set:
Pakistan: Apricot Moon
Malaysia: Little Brother
PNG: Humbug Mary
Philippines: Emilio and the Volcano
Sri Lanka: Goat Girl and Garden Boy
Fiji: Almost Twins
Myanmar: The Magic Stories
Nepal: The Talking Hands Guesthouse
This series has been written specifically for the Australian Curriculum priority: 'Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia'.