Sélection de livres 2020

A long way away

Auteur : Frank Viva

Editeur : Harper Collins

Année de parution: 2013

Fait partie de la sélection Sélection en anglais

Les premières lignes / the first lines:

As it is a two-way story, the first lines of the book could either be :

A home

A hug

A happy face

A happy place

A long way





Getting ready



Way way

And away

Contenu / content:

The picture book A Long Way Away can be read front-to-back or back-to-front. Begin at one end, and you are on the ocean floor and you follow a creature along a bright yellow trail up into deep space to his alien family’s embrace. Or, start from the other end, and follow an alien floating down into the depths of the ocean to rest.

The illustrations were created as a continuous 26-foot-long piece of art using Adobe Illustrator. The text is simple, there are not many words, the language is rhythmic and the story works both ways.

Pistes / Activities to participate in the festival:

Oral expression

Act out the story A Long Way Away as you read it. You should create actions for each key-word. Film your performance (3 minutes maximum). The best videos will be shown during the Children’s Book Festival.

Written expression

Deep in the ocean, there are many animals. In the story A Long Way Away, many sea creatures can be seen. Choose a sea animal, make a research to learn more about it. Create a poster or a slide-show to share 10 facts about this sea animal. The best  posters or slideshows will be displayed during the Children’s Book Festival.

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