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1 February 2012 ·

Teaching Notes for Peeling the Onion?

This isn’t so much a blog as a request for help… a  teacher contacted me recently to say that my website link to the teaching notes on Peeling the Onion was broken. Unfortunately it wasn’t actually broken: apparently I lost the file when I took over my own website. So, as school goes back tomorrow I thought it was about time to redo the notes.

So if any teachers out there would like to share any ideas that they’ve used in teaching this book, I would love to hear from them!

The cover on the left is the new Australian edition; the right hand one is what you may be more familiar with – the first Australian edition, the same cover that was used in the US (minus the CBC honour book sticker.) I stuck the others in just in case they jolted someone’s memory, since it is fifteen years since the book came out!

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio