The New Paper Trails is a lively and provocative collection of 24 short-short stories suitable for upper primary and lower secondary students of English. These lesson-sized stories from Australian and international authors cover a range of themes, styles and genres, and introduce students to writing techniques and the skills of critical literacy. This new edition of the original anthology includes a completely new set of stories, activities and exercises, along a bold and engaging design and illustrations. It features work from well-known authors such as Garth Nix, Angela Carter and Carmel Bird, and alongside authors just starting their literary careers.
Foreword; Topsy-turvy; Haunted - Victor Kelleher; The Affair at the Ritz - Carmel Bird; Displaced Persons - Leah Bobet; Discussion and activities; Listen to Your Elders!; Stuck for Words - Michael Panckridge; Jojo Learns to Dance - Meja Mwangi; The Wall - Vivian French; Discussion and activities; Beyond the Grave; The House - Barry Jonsberg; Ghost - Sophie Masson; The White Boat - Kate Constable; Discussion and activities; Monstered; Wet Sand Little Teeth - Mariko Tamaki; The Werewolf - Angela Carter; Endings - Garth Nix; Discussion and activities; Extended Families; Wild Africa - Justin D'Ath; The McGoodys- Joy Cowley; The Performance - Emily Weekes; Discussion and activities; Phobia Phobic; Winston - Gina Dillon; Eight Legs Two Wheels - Carole Wilkinson; D'Arcy - Angela Johnson; Discussion and activities; Strange Attractors; Jack of Hearts - Tim Pegler; The Station - Felicity Albrecht; The Fish - Ilka Tampke; Discussion and activities; Just Desserts; The Runaway Bike - Glen Ewers; My Ending Pose - Madeleine McGlade; The Case for the Defence - Graham Greene; Discussion and activities; Appendix;