Drawnonward – McKinlay, Meg

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Title

Drawnonward

Author

McKinlay, Meg

Illustrator

Frazer, Andrew

Publisher

Freemantle Press

Published Date

2017

Annotation

The picture book format captures difficult and dark situations and demonstrates these can be resolved with hope and resilience. The visuals reveal a creature appearing to be crumbling under the weight of worries, but when the written words are reordered, hope returns and the creature is positively motivated. Multiple interpretations are possible with this visually sophisticated, yet simply worded story that will provoke thinking.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Hope, Resilience

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614