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Nanna's Storm by Vicki   Griffin
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In most families, grandparents are the guardians of tradition. They pass on their knowledge, their skills and their own history through storytelling. Vicki Griffin explores this topic in her children's book 'Nanna's Storm', illustrated by Vicky Duncan and published by Black Ink Press.

The Nanna in this story is an Indigenous lady who is busy protecting her twin granddaughters, Amy and Jannie, from a cyclone that threatens their rural home. She has survived many storms in her day and she knows exactly what to do on this occasion, taking charge when her granddaughters are very frightened. Nanna turns it into a game and hides with the twins in the wrought-iron bathtub as the storm unleashes around them.

There is a twist in the tail of this story which demonstrates that Nanna is indeed a master of performance storytelling. Through this, her grandchildren learn a valuable lesson about dealing with the elements of nature, and in this way, another tradition is passed on to a new generation.

Colourfully illustrated and told with warmth and heart, 'Nanna's Storm' will appeal to readers who enjoy the art of storytelling.

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Reading Progress

March 30, 2014 – Shelved
March 30, 2014 – Shelved as: children-s-books
April 20, 2014 – Started Reading
April 20, 2014 – Finished Reading

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