The Feather – Wild, Margaret

<p>The Feather</p>

Title

The Feather

Author

Wild, Margaret

Illustrator

Blackwood, Freya

Publisher

Little Hare

Published Date

2018

Annotation

The setting could be post-war, post-apocalyptic or simply one of hard times. Young Maria and Nico find a mysterious giant white feather, which they protect as a sign of future hope. The sparse text, open ending and darkly cinematic full-page images in this picture book will provoke discussion with older children about world events.

Key Concepts

Family, Hope, Kindness, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

English, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACELA1528, ACELA1529, ACELT1619, ACELT1621, ACELT1622, ACELT1803, ACELA1540, ACELA1541, ACELT1626, ACELT1627, ACELT1628, ACELT1807