Hungry Ghosts – Heinrich, Sally

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Title

Hungry Ghosts

Author

Heinrich, Sally

Publisher

Lothian

Published Date

2007

Annotation

Sarah and her family arrive from Singapore, with Sarah unhappy but getting on with her life. When she eats a yam cake during the Festival of the Hungry Ghosts, the angry ghost Pei changes everything for her. Once impatient with Chinese superstitions, Sarah now develops a sense of duty and helps Pei, who was killed when young after journeying to Australia in the 1850s. A blended story of the exotic, family life, school, historical settings and Chinese arrivals during the gold rush.

Key Concepts

Cultural traditions, Emigration, Immigration, Racism, Social life

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141