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Read the World - Gareth Ward "The Russian Ratastrophy"
Designed as a classroom teaching tool, the resource includes exercises for students to develop their close reading and creative writing skills with accompanying teaching notes, and videos of the writers reading from and discussing their work. Exercises are tailored to complement the English curriculum at Intermediate, Junior and Senior levels, Years 7-13.
Author, magician, storyteller and bookseller Gareth Ward won the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Youth Novel and Best New Talent, and a Storylines Notable Book listing, for his debut novel The Traitor and The Thief. The second book in the series is The Clockill and the Thief. He published the first book in a new steampunk adventure series The Rise of the Remarkables: Brasswitch and Bot in 2020.
The download button will give you a zip file containing the text read in this video, along with teaching notes and student exercises.