Home and Away – Marsden, John

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Title

Home and Away

Author

Marsden, John

Illustrator

Ottley, Matt

Publisher

Lothian

Published Date

2008

Annotation

When war breaks out in Australia, a typical family board a boat to Hollandia, but both parents are killed and the three children end up in detention. Confronting and realistic, this picture book forces readers to question the plight and treatment of those seeking asylum.

Key Concepts

Asylum seekers, Detention centres, Loss, Refugees, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACHASSK186, ACHASSK188, ACHASSK189, ACHASSK190, ACHASSK191, ACHASSK192, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807, ACOKFH009, ACOKFH010