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Wednesday Weeks resources

In a world of magic, can science save the day?

Co-created by Denis Knight and Cristy Burne

28 April 2021

ISBN: 9780734420190 and 9780734420213

2022 CBCA Notable Book

2021 Shortlisted WA Premier’s Book Award

About the series:

Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She’d rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows.

Teaching notes: Tower of Shadows

Classroom ideas linked to the curriculum and related to Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows

STEAM education ideas for your classroom

Wednesday Weeks experiments and videos

Read an excerpt

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Teaching notes: Dungeon of Fire

Classroom ideas linked to the curriculum and related to Wednesday Weeks and the Dungeon of Fire, with sections on structure, setting, literacy devices, humour and MORE!

Wednesday Weeks experiments and videos


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Queen Penelope set her prisoners to work in these cages,’ Grandpa continues. ‘Kneading dough, slicing salami . . .’

‘It was a terrible time,’ Bruce says. ‘Prisoners chopping onions, tears rolling down their faces. Others chopping pineapple . . .’

‘Pineapple?’ Alfie looks horrified. ‘On a pizza?’

‘Bruce, please.’ Grandpa shoots Bruce a look. ‘They’re still apprentices.’