This student book is a study of influential heroic figures from literature, history, society, and culture.


Designed to fulfill the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 11 Common Module - Reading to Write: Transition to Senior English, this student book provides students with an enjoyable, accessible, and detailed study of foundational literary heroes, the mythology that surrounds them, and the theoretical paradigms that seek to explain how we can read and write the hero's journey.

The texts covered include: Oedipus Rex, Romulus and Remus, Odysseus and the Cyclops, Sohrab and Rustum, Goblin Market, The Man from Snowy River, Louisa Lawson's Speech to the Dawn Club, and a variety of texts related to the Aboriginal Australian, Truganini.

This student book is of definite benefit to teachers programming for the Year 11 Common Module - Reading to Write: Transition to Senior English as it:

  • Is a complete unit of work
  • Includes a variety of engaging classroom activities that develop student skills in comprehension, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of texts
  • Provides access to the full text of literary works covered throughout the book.

Be sure to take a look inside by downloading the sample pages.