Children’s Book Week: Jandamarra

CBCA Book Week BadgeWe were delighted to receive these pictures from Clovelly Primary School, where the pupils took inspiration from Mark Greenwood and Terry Denton’s Jandamarra.

This brilliantly shows one of the themes of Children’s Book Week 2014 – connect to reading!

Class 4a read Jandamarra in class, and were inspired to create their own paintings using a similar palette to Terry Denton’s. The results are wonderful!

Jandamarra Paintings

Jandamarra pictures3One of the shortlisted titles at the CBCA Book Awards 2014, the epic and tragic story of Jandamarra, Indigenous hero of the Kimberley, is told through text and illustrations. This is a story for all Australians, providing a unique insight into an extraordinary man and a powerful slice of history.

If you’re a teacher and want to use the book in your classroom, we have some helpful teaching notes available – it is recommended for ages 7 upwards, and you can also read some reviews by teachers here.

Jandamarra

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