Desert Girl, Monsoon Boy

Desert Girl and Monsoon Boy’s lives couldn’t be more different—yet with the help of colourful illustrations, this story highlights how their extreme environments and quest for safety and survival lead them to the same safe place in the end. An award-winning picture book that touches on complex topics such as safety, beliefs, economic systems, multiculturalism, and sustainability, this story about two young children and their respective tribes utilizes short rhyming lines to make this an easy and enticing read for primary-level students. In the classroom, teachers may use the picture book to encourage students to consider how the environment affects people’s lives and the advantages and disadvantages of particular roles in the community. The story may inspire students to compare and contrast their own lives with the lives of the Desert Girl and Monsoon Boy.
climate change
community involvement
Dairman, T.
Primary Identifier
Arts Education