Scholastic Australia, 2015
5-8yrs, Lower Primary, Primary
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Cyclone Thelma is only predicted to be a Category One, but Danny’s Gran has lived through cyclones before and shows him how to be prepared. The family also extends a helping hand to their neighbours.
The story is told over six chapters, with selected words highlighted in a larger grey font which helps quite young readers connect more with the story. 'Cyclone Fever' is one of the ‘Mates’ series. Each title in the series presents a particularly Australian story and this one is about preparations for a cyclone by an Indigenous family living in North-Western Australia.
Sally Morgan is a descendant from the Palku people of the Pilbara and Beth Norling is a well-known children’s book illustrator. Her colourful cartoon-style illustrations are on every page in this title in the ‘Mates’ series.
Series: Mates: Great Australian Yarns
- Teachers' Notes "Cyclone Fever" Scholastic Australia "Mates Series" https://resource.scholastic.com.au/resourceFiles/8367958_35156.pdf
- Preparing for a cyclone https://dfes.wa.gov.au/safetyinformation/cyclone/Pages/prepareforacyclone.aspx
- Australia’s worst cyclones: timeline https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2011/02/australias-worst-cyclones-timeline/
- Cyclone Facts and Figures https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2011/02/cyclones-facts-and-figures/