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Nitty Gritty 0: The Crystal Crescent

Lockyer, John

Nitty Gritty 0: The Crystal Crescent

By Lockyer, John
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Overview
Author
Lockyer, John
Edition
1st
ISBN
9781442541740
Published Date
14/02/2011

'We can't avoid the moon. We're inside the atmosphere! We're going all the way down!'

The ozone layer has been destroyed and Earth is at risk. The only hope for human survival is to find the precious liquid telotion. When heated, telotion creates huge amounts of ozone. Raki and Tando are on a mission to find a source of the rare substance when they crash land on an unknown planet. What are the mysterious blue creatures they discover there? And why have they taken over Tando’s mind? Raki will face the biggest challenge of his life in his quest to find out and save them both.

Biography

Teacher and author John Lockyer has written numerous titles for children of all ages. His science fiction is especially popular with boys. In 2002, he was shortlisted for the Elsie Locke Award.

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.