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Extended texts

The following texts are suggestions for the study of Essential English. These examples are not meant to be prescriptive or exhaustive, but are indicative of the nature of appropriate texts.

  • Burke J.C., The Story of Tom Brennan
  • Dahl, R., The Complete Short Stories: Volume 1 (short stories)
  • Danalis, J., Riding the Black Cockatoo
  • Gardner, S., White Ute Dreaming
  • Gardner, S., Kevin the Plumber
  • Haddon, M., Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Heiss, A., Manhattan Dreaming
  • Herrick, S., Cold Skin or Simple Gift
  • Hyde, M.l., Tyger Tyger
  • Jonsberg, B The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull
  • Martin, J., Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit
  • Marsden, J., & Tan, S., The Rabbits (picture book)
  • Moore, A., & Gibbons, D., Watchmen (graphic novel)
  • Mutard, B., The Sacrifice by (graphic novel)
  • Ottley, M., Requiem for a Beast (multimodal)
  • Pung, A., Laurinda
  • Sherman, A., The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
  • Spiegelman, A., Maus (graphic novel)
  • Thomas, J., Calypso Summer
  • Watson, J., True Spirit