Based on the children's fantasy novel set in Australia, written by Patricia Wrightson. The story involves an orphaned city boy named Simon Brent who comes to. The Nargun And The Stars tells the story of a modern day, but recently orphaned, boy coming to live in a remote Australian valley where he. An overview and plot summary of The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson. Part of a larger Study Guide by
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A wide variety of special effects, amazing sets and gorgeous puppets are used in so many clever ways in bringing this play to life.
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Lighting, shadows and screens help tell the tale of young Simon, who learns about himself on his journey into a dream world full of culture, mystery and magic. After losing his parents in a devastating car accident, Simon soon finds himself living in a home.
On top of that there is a strong message about preserving the land, and there is some very real excitement. No wonder it won Book of the Year when it was first published.
And it's not dated in its beauty and impact. I first was read it in class breaks when I was ten, and it still resonates.
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It encapsulates the feeling of ancient time, of hidden workings in the bush. Deeply spiritual without being preachy, it's a classic.
According to an ABC spokesman at the time, Graham Reynolds "The sad part is that if the series could have been screened when it was scheduled, it could have cashed in on the box-office appeal of such films as Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
It involves an orphaned city boy, Simon Brent, who comes to live on a acre sheep the nargun and the stars called Wongadilla, in the Hunter Regionwith his mother's second cousins, the affable Edie and Charlie.
Simon initially shows little sensitivity to the natural environment.