Everything you need to understand or teach The Catalogue of the Universe by Margaret Mahy.
The Catalogue of the Universe, one of the most realistic of Mahy's novels, follows high school senior Angela May's search for her father, a man who has assumed a romantic aura in Angela's mind as a result of the stories her mother Dido has concocted. Dido wishes to protect Angela from the fact that Roland Chase, Angela's father, never really cared about them. Angela is determined to confront him, believing in the romantic notion that he and her mother will be reunited and that she will have a real family again.
She and her friend Tycho Potter forge an increasingly strong relationship with one another, each complementing and reinforcing the other's strengths and weaknesses. In marvelously evocative prose, Mahy provides a mythological and scientific framework for a work about a young woman and a young man who are confronting the issues of growing up, of becoming independent, and of...
The Catalogue of the Universe Lesson Plans contain 190 pages of teaching material, including: