Nitty Gritty 2: Flight from Ledron

Diana Noonan

Nitty Gritty 2: Flight from Ledron

By Diana Noonan
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After Amon finds an injured bird in the desert outside Ledron, his whole world turns upside down. His mother is ill, and his knows his community does not have the resources to help her. The bird seems to offer help, but if they managed to escape into the desert, what will they find?

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.