The Serpent’s Tale – Crew, Gary

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Title

The Serpent’s Tale

Author

Crew, Gary

Illustrator

Ottley, Matt

Publisher

Lothian/Hachette Australia

Published Date

2010

Annotation

Set in the Middle Ages, this picture book involves a young boy who buys a talisman which conjures up tales of fear and woe, love and hate, heroism and cowardice, wealth and loss. Crew’s use of the serpent talisman suggests humans’ continuing engagement with war and destruction over time. Both story and illustrations provoke open-ended discussion.

Key Concepts

Conflict, History, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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