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Stung cover image

by Phil Lester

illustrations by Scott Pearson

When Janet set out to check the fences on her remote sheep farm in Taumaranui, she had no idea that her life would soon be in danger. Based on a real event, “Stung!” recounts what happened when Janet stepped on a wasps’ nest and was attacked by a swarm of angry insects. With no cellphone reception and no one there to help, Janet’s survival depended on incredible stamina and determination. Not surprisingly, the after-effects of the attack have been long lasting.

Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2019

Learning area: English

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Related titles: “The Jungle in My Garden” JJ 52 | The Buzz of Bees (various) Connected L2 May 2012 | “Shipwrecked” SJ L2 Oct 2013 | “Lost in the Bush” SJ L2 Nov 2016 | “Wasps” SJ L2 May 2019

Topics: courage, danger, dramatisation, emergency, endurance, farming, Janet Kelland, paramedics, pests, rural, stings, survival, true story, wasps, wasps’ nests

In: School Journal Level 2 May 2019

Publication date: May 2019

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