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Richard Yaxley, Stephen Kimber, Maggy Saldais, Carolin Window, Jane Greenwood

ISBN: 978-0-701-63443-8

Aug 1999, Jacaranda

192 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Shorts is a collection of 16 never-before published short stories.  Written to engage the interest of 13-to-16-year-olds, the stories deal with contemporary themes and characters.  They can be used to encourage wide reading as well as to explore more deeply the short story form. 


  • An introduction to the short story form, including an exemplar
  • Writer's note to introduce each story
  • Activities after each story to enhance understanding and provide ideas for students' own writing
  • 'Springboards' section with story starters, endings and visual stimuli
  • Ideas for teachers