Ali the Bold Heart – Jolly, Jane

<p>Ali the Bold Heart</p>

Title

Ali the Bold Heart

Author

Jolly, Jane

Illustrator

Hurst, Elise

Publisher

Limelight Press

Published Date

2006

Annotation

Ali’s story as an Iranian refugee who practices magic is based on a true story. In this picture book he flees his dangerous country but is locked up in a new land where he performs magic and cheers up the children interned. One night Ali disappears in an ending open to interpretation.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Detention centres, Hope, Refugees

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137