A harrowing tale of the treatment of a refugee and a timely comment on today’s society. In class, brainstorm the questions they would like to ask. But why did the book not add it in? The implied reader would be somebody that has a fair amount of experience within the world around us. The pictures throughout the book could definitely provoke some deep class discussion as they aren’t all nice, but rather creepy. No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. An intense picture book, definitely not for young children.
Read this and you’ll find out. This story is really good it shows us how some people can be mean to others just because of what they look like, how they live and what different sizes they come in. Ask the class to share any personal experiences with immigration and how they tried to fit in with their new environment. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Plenty of material for visual and textual analysis and a useful subtext to consider. The stranger escaped and tried to ask to be fed, but the locals were prejudiced against him and only helped minimally. Fearful to the point of delusional paranoia, the islanders lock him in a goat pen, refuse him work, and feed him scraps they would normally feed a pig.
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Want to Read saving…. On the surface it is an unusual short story, but it would be little more to an alien who knows nothing of the history of humanity. Deals with issues of change, isolation and xenophobia. The issue of ‘otherness’ is very beautifully introduced in this Picturebook.
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Nov 12, Eve Leuzinger rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very strange post-modern picture book – really recommend to challenge your view of the world. Therefore, this is a critical text that should be used to consolidate a welcoming ethos within schools and towards different cultures and communities, so that they can prevent becoming ‘The Island’ There is deep irony within the illustrations of the story.
Take a deep dive into a societal fear of difference This book challenges the audience to think about how we treat those different from ourselves and our communities, particularly in regards to people seeking refuge and asylum.
What questions did you have about the stranger as you were reading the story? Fearful to the point of delusional paranoia, the islanders lock him in a goat pen, refuse him work, and feed him scraps they would normally feed a pig. View all 3 wrmin.
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When the people of an island find a man sitting on their shore, they immediately reject him because he is different. Refresh and try again. But the local fisherman who found him warns that it would lead to his certain death – and this is confirmed by a magnificent double-page spread of the surging sea in charcoal grey. I look forward armn their responses. A shocking narrative, with a synopsiis providence in society today. However, it is an important story for the children to read and ramin and can challenge them to think more critically about the society they live in and the prejudices they hold.
Despite this, I think it could be a very important resource in exploring modern day attitudes to refugees and marginal people in society.
Picture synopais illustrator Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Brisbane, Australia in Mar 02, bnsbcslibrary rated it it was amazing.
Then one day he comes to them, asking for food, and they are shocked and horrified. All versions of this book ISBN: Reluctantly, they decide to let him stay – locked up in an abandoned goat pen.
There is almost a fear that is explored throughout the story – a fear to not help – a fear of ‘what if’? The Haven – Are You In? This story is really good it shows us how some people can be mean to others just because of what they look like, how they live and what different sizes they come in.
Loved the careful and deliberate imagery and depth to this sophisticated picture book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Creative Writing For the more advanced writers, they can be given a writing task that begins just as the story did- a stranger being washed up on the shores of an island. Considering the Brexit situation at the moment, the fear that all ‘foreigners’ experience is really well illustrated in this book! The way it shows us this is by it telling us a story about a man who is washed away on the sea shore and is different to the other men in size though they take him in, but treat him as if his an animal that can’t take care of himself.
For more book reviews, and author interviews, go to BookBanter. Jun 29, Neda rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Island is quite a hard hitting novel about a man’s quest for acceptance and friendship, perhaps even salvation.
This is a bleak, dark, sad book and a useful prompt for discussion. The Island tells of a stranger who was washed up on the shore of an island, naked and different from the locals. Good for teaching morals. Therefore, this wynopsis might be better used in small groups of older primary children, or could be look at in parts by the ieland class although I feel that not looking at the whole story is a crying shame.
Pictures are very dark and need plenty of interpretations. The stranger is an allegory of migrants who find themselves in syopsis new land and find it difficult to be accepted by the locals in their society. It carries a powerful message in just a few pages. He doesn’t look like them. Feb 03, Austria Kovalenko rated it really liked it.