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Nitty Gritty 0: Treetop Treasure

Noonan, Diana

Nitty Gritty 0: Treetop Treasure

By Noonan, Diana
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Overview
Author
Noonan, Diana
Edition
1st
ISBN
9781442542600
Published Date
14/02/2011

Jessie's eyes searched for an escape route, but there was none. The high tide had cut off all access out of the bay except for the sea itself. They both knew it would be impossible for them to swim against
the waves that were sweeping into the cove . . .

When a conservation expert visits their school, Marrick and Jessie discover that a rare parakeet is living right under their noses. The colourful little bird can be heard high in the treetops in the forest near their home. Marrick and Fran are determined to find it. But they aren’t the only ones interested in the parakeet. The rare bird is highly prized by poachers. When the pair discover a strange boat in the forest’s cove, their adventure takes a scary turn . . .

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.