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View the following pictures - What connections can you make with Old/New World Poetry?
1. Search for Circle by Jeannie Baker. The Bar-tailed Godwit undertakes the longest unbroken migration of any bird, a total of 11,000 kilometres, flying from their breeding grounds in Alaska across the Pacific Ocean to Australia or New Zealand. Facing hunger and treacherous conditions to reach their destination, their flight is one of bravery, tenacity and strength.
2. Search for My Two Blankets by Irena Kobold. Following her arrival in a new country with its unfamiliar sights and sounds, Cartwheel creates a safe place for her self under an 'old' blanket made out of the memories and thoughts of home. As time goes on, she begins to weave a 'new' blanket of friendship and belonging that is different from the old blanket, but it is eventually just as warm and familiar.
3. Search for Out by Angela May George. A little girl and her mother have fled their homeland, making the long and treacherous journey by boat to seek asylum. Timely, powerful and moving, Out celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the darkest times, and the many paths people take to build a new life.
4. Search for Feathers by Phil Cummings. Feathers is a stunning story that on the surface follows a sandpipers yearly migratory flight, yet contains a deeper and thought-provoking observation of the hardship faced by people in different lands around the globe, due to the destruction caused by earthquakes, civil unrest and flooding.