Waves: For Those Who Come Across the Sea
Potter, Heather and Jackson, Mark
Black Dog Books, 2018
Primary, Upper Primary
AC Links/EYLFEnglish, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK106
English, Geography, HASS, History, ACELA1500, ACELA1502, ACELT1608, ACELT1609, ACELT1610, ACELT1612, ACHASSK106, ACHASSK107, ACHASSK108, ACHASSK109, ACHASSK110, ACHASSK111, ACHASSK112, ACELA1515, ACELA1518, ACELT1613, ACELT1614, ACHASSK134, ACHASSK135, ACHASSK136, ACHASSK137, ACHASSK138, ACHASSK139, ACHASSK140, ACHASSK141
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In this picture book, children and their families leave their various homelands around the world, travelling by boat to seek a new life in Australia. Spanning 50,000 years to the present, in each of these brief 15 stories, a child recounts their experiences. The illustrations capture the various cultures and boats from different time periods. The sense of hope for a new life along with a sense of uncertainty and underlying resilience of families offers readers a positive and informative experience.