Top Drawer: A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Baillie, Publisher: Phoenix

Top Drawer is a unique collection of short stories, chosen by the authors, for adolescent readers. Eleven of Australia's best children's writers have contributed what they regard as their favourite story; the result is a wonderfully diverse collection of top quality stories ranging from the absurd to the very serious.

Who are the authors? Allan Ballie, Brian Caswell, Libby Gleeson, Paul Jennings, Victor Kelleher, Libby Hawthorn, Robin Klein, Lee Harding, Jenny Pausacker, Gillian Rubinstein, and Kate Walker.

What's special about this collection?

  • The stories deal with subjects 12 - 14 year olds can relate to.
  • They provide an excellent variety of subjects, types of story and writing styles.
  • They can help get students interested in reading and enjoying good writing.

Top Drawer is supplemented by Top Drawer Teacher Resource Book revised edition for teachers, written by Helen Sykes. It provides background, ideas and activities to use before, during and after reading the stories, and copiable worksheets all to help teachers make the most effective use of the anthology in the classroom.

The revised edition takes into account many of the changes which have taken place in English teaching since the book was first published. It also includes many additional activities, organised into revision, standard and extension levels. Answers are given to worksheet questions and activities.

Top Drawer Contents

Sixty Minutes by Brian Caswell

A Perfectly Lovely Time by Robin Klein

Eyes Knows by Paul Jennings

The Boy Who Wouldn't Get Out of the Pool by Libby Gleeson

Only Ten by Allan Baillie

Up Taree Way by Libby Hathorn

Foragers by Lee Harding

A Husband for Jubilinka by Kate Walker

Making Waves by Jenny Pausacker & Nancy Peck

The Owl Boy and the Goddess Athene by Gillian Rubinstein

A Secret Place by Victor Kelleher

More Information
Year Level Year 9, Year 10
ISBN 9781875695003
Subject English
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