Metis, the Octopus and the Olive Tree – Woodhouse, Jena

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Title

Metis, the Octopus and the Olive Tree

Author

Woodhouse, Jena

Illustrator

Cernak

Publisher

Jam Roll Press

Published Date

1993

Annotation

Metis and her family leave their small Greek island for Australia, but Yia Yia, her grandmother, stays behind. The family misses their culture, lifestyle and the all-important Yia Yia with her important story. The heartbreak of leaving family and culture behind lies at the core of this moving story.

Key Concepts

Cultural traditions, Immigrants, Loss, Migration, Social life

Audience

Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141