Nitty Gritty 3: Island of the White Spear

Simon Higgins

Nitty Gritty 3: Island of the White Spear

By Simon Higgins
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When three friends go treasure hunting on a remote Pacific island, they find more than they had expected. With their boat damaged, getting home is going to be tricky. And it seems that they are not the only ones on the island of the white spear ...

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.