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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Mrs White and the Red Desert
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'When a group of desert children invite their school teacher, Mrs White, home for dinner to show her why their homework is always grubby, no-one expects what is to come!

'They are happily showing Mrs White their higgledy piggledy garden when suddenly a big red sand storm comes billowing over the hill. Sand and spinifex whips at their legs and flies at their heads. They can hardly see through the storm.

'They hurry back home, only to discover that everything is now red. Their lovely clean house is covered in red dust. The beds are red. The washing on the line is red. The table is red. Their delicious dinner is red and ruined. And Mrs White’s clean white dress has turned into a dusty red dress. Now Mrs White finally knows why the children’s homework is always so grubby!' (Publication summary)



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Unit Suitable For

AC: Year 2 (NSW Stage 1)


desert life, Indigenous, storytelling, teachers, weather

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Intercultural understanding, Literacy

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islander histories and cultures

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2017 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Published:April 2017
      ISBN: 9781925360578
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