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The Red Tree

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Suitable: Year 6 to Year 12


Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to...So begins Shaun Tan's classic picture book The Red Tree. The illustrations for this book capture intense emotions without prescribing the narrative to the reader. It lets the reader know that while things may be difficult, hope is eternal.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: 

English: Literature Strand: Responding to literature and Examining literature.  Literacy Strand: Interpreting, analysing, evaluating. Language Strand: Text structure and organisation and Expressing and developing ideas

Health: Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing

General Capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability and Ethical Understanding

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