Taj and the Great camel Trek is the exciting story of Taj's and Mustara's journey across the Australian desert with Ernest Giles (9-13 years). Winner of 2012 SA Festival Children's Book Award, CBCA Notable Book 2012. Also available as an ebook. Published by Queensland of University Press 2011
Taj and the Great Camel Trek has been shortlisted in the 2012 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.
This paper discusses the research behind 'Taj and the Great Camel Trek', turning history into fiction, the writing process, and activities to use with the book in the classroom. A short role play for the character Taj is included.
Ms Conway's Year 6/7 class (the first class to read it) showed us their string of camels and each student told what they liked about the book and what they didn't know about camels before. The Mayor, Bill O'Brien, was most impressed with their insightful comments.
Janeen Brian and I had a fabulous time at the Port Augusta Library where Taj and the Great Camel Trek was launched on the very day that Ernest Giles' expedition set to trek across the desert on 23 May.
Hello, my name is Chelsea and Rosanne Hawke asked me to read her new book and say a few things about it.
Media Release from UQP Celebrated children's author Rosanne Hawke's exciting new book, Taj and the Great Camel Trek, retraces Ernest Giles' gripping 1875 expedition between South Australia and Perth - a story of survival as well as a tribute to both the explorer and the Afghan camel drivers who helped discover our vast country.
Taj and the Great Camel Trek is an inspirational, gripping adventure and a tribute to the Afghan camel drivers who helped explore Australia.
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These teachers' notes are written by a practising teacher-librarian (Middle School) in context with the Australian Curriculum in English and History.
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