Does your mother own enough African violets?

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Does your mother own enough African violets?

Here’s a  unique Mother’s Day gift idea!

Order a signed copy of Mrs Rickaby’s Lullaby and receive a free limited edition bookmark

all for just $30 (includes postage within Australia).

To order please email j.thorndyke@bigpond.com

 

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Winter

milk

the thin whistle
of mum’s breakfast kettle
. . . bare toes on lino

school milk
striped paper straws
pleated into submission

half-yearly report
my frosty teacher
thaws

red cheeks
stung by sun and wind
our long walk home

shortest day
dad’s chaffed hands
light the gas fire

Julie Thorndyke

Waiting for the Night Teacher Resources

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Planning the book launch for Waiting for the Night, I had fun thinking of activities related to the book that children might enjoy.

I’m putting some ideas here that teachers may like to use with their classes, after reading the book together.

Please click on the links below to open the PDF files.

theatre

Hope you have lots of fun Waiting for the Night!