Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Lokesh and the Adventure of the Astragali. When Lokesh arrives in ancient Greece he meets a jolly pie maker who tells him all the fascinating things you can make from leftover knuckle bones.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Adventure of the Owl Skyphos. A servant in Greece is preparing for the Festival of Arrhephoria when he notices a small crack in his mistress's special cup.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Lokesh and the Adventure of the Mayan Whistle. Lokesh meets a master builder who is working on a great Mayan pyramid. His assistant loves singing, but can never hear her master calling.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Adventure of the Groom's Netsuke. A groom is preparing for his wedding ceremony but keeps losing all the things! It leads Charlotte on a quest in search of a Netsuke.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Adventure of the Viking Tweezers. Charlotte comes across a great Viking warrior, but the king's champion has a splinter in his hand and can't pick up his sword.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Lokesh and the Adventure of the Mayan Vase. A new Emperor is about to ascend the throne. In anticipation of this he wants to have his favourite, hot chocolate, but he has lost his chocolate.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Adventure of the Wise Dragon. Charlotte meets a Japanese armourer's apprentice who is maintaining his skills during peaceful times by recycling old samurai armour.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Lokesh and the Adventure of the Spindle Whorl. Lokesh meets a mother whose son is about to take part in an important ceremony but he has a hole in his Poncho. Yatzil must repair it quickly.
Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte and the Adventure of the Viking Ice-Skates. A Prince is searching for a maiden he saw skating on the frozen lake, and his only clue is the skate she left behind.
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Is a movie director's vision more vivid than a child's imagination? Challenge your students to compare what they've read with what they've watched in these film adaptations of classic books for children.
After your secondary students have finished reading their recommended texts, encourage them to "compare and contrast" classic and popular books with their movie adaptations from Australia and Hollywood.