A brilliant new collection of speculative fiction stories for 9-13 year olds. Worlds Next Door has its own website containing lesson plans and ideas, free downloads of individual stories, podcasts and lots of other great material for use in the classroom.
There are worlds where ships take travellers through space like taxis. Worlds where your worst nightmare destroys your greatest dreams. Worlds where magic makes the rules.
What you have here is not a book, but a key to worlds that exist under your bed, in your cupboard, in the dark of night when you’re sure you’re being watched. what you have is a passport to the worlds next door.
Containing 25 bite-sized stories by Australian authors including Paul Collins, Michael Pryor, Pamela Freeman, Dirk Flinthart, Tansy Rayner Roberts and Jenny Blackford, Worlds Next Door is perfect for the budding reader. For more information, visit the Worlds Next Door.
Boasting original cover art by Shaun Tan and award-winning stories by superstars of Australian speculative fiction such as Sean Williams, Margo Lanagan and Marianne de Pierres, Australis Imaginarium showcases Australian storytelling at its very best.
“Night Heron’s Curse” by Thoraiya Dyer
“The Jacaranda Wife” by Angela Slatter
“Passing the Bone” by Sean Williams
“A Pig’s Whisper” by Margo Lanagan
“Virgin Jackson” by Marianne de Pierres
“Claws of Native Ghosts” by Lee Battersby
“Once a Month, on a Sunday” by Ian McHugh
and many more!
COMING SEPTEMBER 2010