If you’re keen to introduce Ginger Meggs, Australia’s longest-running comic strip and star of my new book, to the classroom, the teaching materials are here. And if you’d like to take a look at the book trailer (which gives insight into the book’s genesis), it’s here.
In the teaching materials, there’s Q&A with me and illustrator Jason Chatfield and some great tips on visual storytelling. The notes explain how students can choose to tell a story with pure visuals – to explore different ways to present a story.
I’ve outlined key study topics for the four stories and fun activities for students aged 9+. There’s also a quiz on the full-colour, Ginger Meggs comic-book-style history section that appears at the back of the book.
I’ve loved researching and writing this book, based on a character dreamed up by my great great uncle, one hundred years ago. Good luck with the book and I hope you find the teachers’ resources useful!
‘Kids and adults alike will thoroughly enjoy these fresh new stories . . . and, most certainly, will find the illustrated comic strip style timeline of Ginger’s history that follows absolutely fascinating. I have definitely enjoyed the laughs these new stories have provided over this very wet Easter weekend and have been plotting a celebration in our library for Meggsie’s centenary as well as offering our students the opportunity to showcase their comic creation skills. You definitely won’t want to miss out on this superbly presented commemoration of an Australian icon.’
Ginger Meggs Teaching Materials
You can link to various stores to buy the book here or contact your local bookshop or supplier.
Other posts about Ginger Meggs are here.
And the teachers’ resources for my other books including Two Wolves, The Fall and Tom Weekly are here.