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Nitty Gritty 0: The Cloud Rider

Shaw, Tina

Nitty Gritty 0: The Cloud Rider

By Shaw, Tina
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Overview
Author
Shaw, Tina
Edition
1st
ISBN
9781442541283
Published Date
14/02/2011

The bird-like creature started to fall out of the sky. Slowly, it turned and twisted, as if trying to get back up to the clouds. But it kept falling. Down and down, towards the ground . . .

Ellie and Jay are playing in the top field of their family farm when a mysterious creature falls from the sky, injured. The Cloud Rider needs to get back to the clouds where he belongs or the evil Werrets will take over the sky and create all sorts of terrible storms. But, when no one else in the family believes their story, Ellie and Jay realise that it is up to them alone to save the Cloud Rider . . .

Biography

Tina Shaw is an Auckland-based writer, editor, manuscript assessor, reviewer, literary award judge, writing tutor and Programme Manager for the NZ Society of Authors. Her work for children, young adults and adults has won her several awards, grants and fellowships, including the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency.

Features
What Nitty Gritty brings to your classroom:
  • High interest, rich texts with themes relevant and of interest to young adolescents
  • Stimulating and engaging discussion prompts, and activities focusing on key critical literacy areas including author purpose, power of language, characterisation, bias, point of view and more.
  • Cutting-edge design and text layout to engage young adult readers
  • Text written by a range of local and international authors including Diana Noonan, Jillian Sullivan, William Taylor, Stu Duval, Tina Shaw, John Lockyer, Glynne MacLean and more
  • a range of genres: mystery, adventure, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction
  • Different social and cultural perspectives, strong themes and messages to spark discussion. and encourage the questioning, challenging and deconstructing of texts
  • Gatefold back covers with critical literacy discussion prompts for literature circles.
Target audience
Suitable for upper primary.