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Nargun and the stars.

Patricia Wrightson

Nargun and the stars.

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Published by Hutchinson in [London] .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPZ7.W9593 Nar
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p.
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5094746M
ISBN 100091176905
LC Control Number74166411


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Nargun and the stars. by Patricia Wrightson Download PDF EPUB FB2

THE NARGUN AND THE STARS is a children's fantasy novel set in Australia, but instead of the European fairy folk who are too delicate for our rugged country author Patricia Wrightson uses our homegrown dreamtime bush creatures far more suited to the land.4/5.

The nargun is a rock-like being disturbed by a bulldozer and grader. The boy who lives on his family's station discovers that this ancient being has woken up and is not in a good mood. A pot-koorock - a mischievious but helpful froglike creature comes to talk to him and tells him about the by: The nargun is a rock-like being disturbed by a bulldozer and grader.

The boy who lives on his family's station discovers that this ancient being has woken up and is not in a good mood. A pot-koorock - a mischievious but helpful froglike creature comes to talk to him and tells him about the nargun/5(12).

Condition: Very Good. The Nargun and the Stars This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged.

This book. The Nargun And The Stars tells the story of a modern day, but recently orphaned, boy coming to live in a remote Australian valley where he searches for a place free from the depredation of mankind and its machinery.

On his quest he discovers a variety of ancient Dreamtime creatures including the ominous stone Nargun.

Rich in mythology, The Nargun and the Stars evokes an image of this land and its people, and carries an environmental message that is as important and relevant today as it was thirty years ago. Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review4/5(4). She was also a four-time winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award- in for The Crooked Snake, in for The Nargun and the Stars, in for The Ice Is Coming and in for A Little Fear.

Patricia passed away in /5(7). The Nargun and the Stars is probably the best written of Wrightson’s books, and I scheduled it as a family read aloud as part of Jemimah’s AO8.

It’s the story of Simon Brent, who is sent to live with his elderly cousins, Charlie and Edie, on the death of his parents in a car accident.

out of 5 stars The Nargun and the Stars. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 May Verified Purchase. I read this book several decades ago and found it to be fascinating even though I was a little young to understand all that was going on.

So I was delighted to find it still in print and bought another copy - not sure what became of the /5(15). If there is a The Nargun and the Stars SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. Among the summaries and analysis available for The Nargun and the Stars, there are 1 Full Study Guide, 1 Short Summary and 2 Book Reviews.

The Nargun and the Stars is a touching story about a recently orphaned boy, Simon, and his quest for a place free from the depredation of mankind and its machinery. Simon's adventure involves conflict with the Nargun, a stone creature that is indestructible.

A Nargun, according to Gunai/Kurnai tribal legends, a fierce half-human half-stone creature that lived in the Den of Nargun, a cave under a rock overhang behind a small waterfall located in the Mitchell River National Park, Victoria, Australia.

Aboriginal legend describes the Nargun as a beast entirely made of stone except for its hands, arms and breast. The Nargun is a creature drawn from tribal legends of the Gunai or Kurnai people of the area now known as the Mitchell River National Park in Victoria.

Other creatures featured in the story include the mischievous green-scaled water-spirit Potkoorok, the /10(7).

The Nargun and the stars by Patricia Wrightson; 5 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fantasy, Fiction; Places: Australia; Times: s. Steeped in mythology, The Nargun and the Stars evokes an image of this land and its people, and carries an environmental message as relevant today as it was thirty years : University of Queensland Press.

The Nargun and the stars by Patricia Wrightson,M.K. McElderry Books edition, in EnglishCited by:   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Library. Top The Nargun and the stars Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. EMBED EMBED (for Pages: The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson Feb 1 This Australian classic won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Award for Book of the Year inand its author, Patricia Wrightson, is the only Australian author to have been awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award for lasting contributions to children’s literature.

The Nargun and the Stars Patricia Wrightson, Author Puffin Books $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Moon-Dark; The Sugar-Gum Tree.

One aspect of this book that definitely makes me uneasy is the complete absence of 'the tribes' who once populated this country. The spirits remain, but the people have vanished -- or been obliterated. In later books, Wrightson would address this more directly, but in The Nargun and the Stars, it is a glaring gap in the narrative.

Many of her books have been shortlisted for the CBCA awards, which she has won four times for The Crooked Snake, The Nargun and the Stars, The Ice Is Coming and A Little Fear.

Related titles. Captain Mack. James Roy. The Heartsong of Wonder Released on: The Potkoorok, Turongs and Nyols — those trick-playing spirits from aboriginal lore who helped save Sydney's Botanical Gardens from a parking lot developer in An Older Kind of Magic (KR, ), are less cooperative when the human hero's enemy is an ancient rocklike monster who shares the mythological creatures' displeasure with the crew from town that has begun to clear the ridge at Wongadilla.

The Nargun and the Stars Patricia Wrightson When Simon Brent's parents are killed in a car accident he is taken to live with his mother's second cousins, Edie and Charlie, on on Wongadilla, their acre sheep run in the Hunter Valley. The Nargun was born of the rocks when the earth was first formed.

When Simon Brent moves to Wongadilla from the city, he turns to the land and the spirits who inhabit it for comfort. Among them lurks the Nargun, a spirit older than time itself, and a spirit who is not happy to be disturbed.

Patricia Wrightson was awarded the OBE for her services. She was also a four-time winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award- in for The Crooked Snake, in for The Nargun and the Stars, in for The Ice Is Coming and in for A Little Fear.

Patricia passed away in show more4/5(). Heins, Ethel. Review of The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson. Horn Book 50 (August ): A brief but favorable review of the novel written when Wrightson was still relatively unknown in America.

Saxby, H. A History of Australian Children's Literature. Vol. Sydney: Wentworth Books. Booktopia has The Nargun and the Stars, UQP Children's Classics Ser.

by Patricia Wrightson. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Nargun and the Stars online from Australia's leading online bookstore.5/5(3). Get this from a library.

The Nargun and the stars. [Patricia Wrightson] -- An ancient stone creature threatens the lives of a family on a lonely sheep farm in Australia. Title: The Nargun and the Stars Author: Patricia Wrightson Genre: Children’s Fantasy Opening lines: ‘ It was night when the Nargun began to leave ’ Blurb: When Simon Brent’s parents are killed in a car accident he is taken to live with his mother’s second cousins, Edie and Charlie, on Wongadilla, their acre sheep run in the Hunter Valley in NSW Australia.

The Nargun and The Stars is a children's fantasy novel set in Australia, written by Patricia Wrightson and illustrated by Robert Ingpen. The book was the winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award. The Nargun and the Stars: Teacher Resource Book. These include the Nargun.

Stars Study Guide This novel study contains 14 pages of questions The Nargun and the Stars and others. Twisters and Other Terrible Storms Research Guide. Summary of The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson. The Nargun and the Stars offers a range of challenging dramatic opportunities, involving live action, puppetry and imaginative stage design and props.

This Teacher's Resource Book provides information about the background of the play and the issues it raises, and a variety of pre-performance and post-performance activities based on the play.

The Nargun and the Stars This is a book that holds quite a special significance to me because it was a book that my dad read to me when I was a kid. I really think that the books your parents read to you are some of the most memorable books in a person’s lifetime, and a big proportion of my collection is dedicated to kids books – many of.

The Nargun and the Stars is a young person’s fantasy novel by Patricia Wrightson. It’s not often that you get to review a book that is only a tad younger than yourself, as the Nargun was originally published in Although I haven’t seen it, the book was adapted for television in The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson starting at $ The Nargun and the Stars has 6 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace Same Low Prices, Bigger Selection, More Fun.

Wrightson, P () The Nargun and the Stars Ringwood: Puffin Books / Penguin Books Australia Ltd. Wrightson, P. () ‘Ever Since My Accident: Aboriginal Folklore and Australian Fantasy’, Horn Book Magazine, Vol. 56(6), December: ADDITIONAL REFERENCES: Nargun and the Stars.

Visualising the fantasy worlds of most children's books has always required a long stretch of the imagination for Australian youngsters. whereas now I think the way The Nargun And The Stars.

Her books, including the widely praised The Nargun and the Stars (), were among the first Australian books for children to draw on Aboriginal legends. As. The Nargun and the Stars. 24 likes. Based on the award winning novel by Patricia WrightsonFollowers:   Aussie kids author Wrightson dies.

Updated Ma Wrightson was a four-time winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award.

The Nargun And The Stars, The Ice Is. The Nargun and The Stars is a children's fantasy mini-series based on the award-winning novel of the same name written by Patricia Wrightson.

The series contained five episodes, each of thirty minutes duration. The first episode was screened on 15 September The Nargun and The Stars Genre Children's television Based on The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson Screenplay by Based on: The Nargun and the Stars, by Patricia Wrightson.Click to read more about The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson.

LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. This is an Australian children's book, but read it anyway even if you're an adult. Eerie, memorable tale about a boy /5(5).With Rodney Bell, Noel Brophy, Peter Gwynne, Melissa Jaffer.