The Watching Lake

Cover art activity

  • Here is another boy with a horse. 
  • Compare the settings shown in each of these covers. 
  • Discuss what you think will happen in this story (list two or three things).
  • Now look at the cover of the Fremantle Arts Centre Press edition of The Watching Lake
  • How different is that! 
  • Both of these cover images were inspired by the same story. 
  • Read The Watching Lake.  
  • Develop your own story based on one or more of your predictions.

A New Scar

  • Write a synopsis of this story and compare it with your other one. 
  • Do the two stories have anything in common?
  • Compare the two boys in these pictures.
  • Say which one you like the best and why.