Josh Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Read another of Southall's books that is similar in theme and style to Josh. Then compare the two books.

Good choices would be Matt and Jo or Walk a Mile and Get Nowhere.

2. Compare events in Josh with events in Southall's own life. To what degree do you believe the book is autobiographical?

3. Make a list of and explain the words, expressions, or activities described in the book that are characteristically Australian.

4. Read one of Southall's survival stories. Compare the problems of the major character with Josh's problems.

Good choices for exciting survival stories would be Hills End, Ash Road, or To the Wild Sky.

5. Research the geography, weather, and plant and animal life in the area surrounding Melbourne. Write a journal describing Josh's journey back to Melbourne, recording the sights and experiences he encounters.

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