The Voyage of the Poppykettle – Ingpen, Robert

<p>The Voyage of the Poppykettle </p>

Title

The Voyage of the Poppykettle

Author

Ingpen, Robert

Illustrator

Ingpen, Robert

Publisher

Rigby

Published Date

1980

Annotation

The setting is ancient Peru, where a village of insect-sized gnomes led a peaceful life sailing and fishing. When the Spanish invade, they must find a new home and set about transforming an old clay tea pot into a ship. Their adventures on sea include dodging ferocious iguanas, crashing onto reefs, and almost sinking in a terrible storm. At last they land upon the Australian shore and call it home. This amazing adventure is imaginatively captured with Ingpen’s art.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Hope, Migration, Refugees, Resilience

Audience

Primary, Upper primary

AC Links/EYLF

English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1475, ACELT1594, ACELT1596, ACELT1599, ACHASSK063, ACHASSK064, ACHASSK065, ACHASSK067, ACHASSK068, ACHASSK069, ACELA1487, ACELA1498, ACELT1602, ACELT1603, ACELT1605, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614