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Nitty Gritty 0: Come Down, Golden

Noonan, Diana

Nitty Gritty 0: Come Down, Golden

By Noonan, Diana
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Overview
Author
Noonan, Diana
Edition
1st
ISBN
9781442541337
Published Date
14/02/2011

There, standing in his own backyard, was an animal that belonged in a zoo – or in a mountain forest in China. It was so strange that Louis didn't think to be afraid.

Louis wants a dog. He dreams of training it to follow his commands. It would soon get used to the sudden jerks and twists that his wheelchair-bound body keeps making. It would be his friend. But Mum says no. That's nothing to what she would say if she could see the golden monkey standing on the grass just a few metres away from him, in their own backyard. Louis knows it has escaped from a zoo. They are saying it’s too wild to tame, and it will be destroyed if it’s found. Is it possible that Louis can tame the beautiful animal? But how can he – all by himself and from his wheelchair?


Biography

Diana Noonan has published over 100 titles for young people of all ages. Her publications include novels, picture books, short stories, plays and poems. She has also written and directed a short film. Her books have won numerous awards, including the 1994 Aim Children’s Book Award for Best Junior Fiction. She has also had four titles shortlisted for New Zealand children’s literature prizes, and one for the Australian Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

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.