A Moreton Bay Fig tree, planted as a memorial to Australian soldiers killed in World War I, is slated to be cut down by the local council. A young boy tells the moving story of the tree, as related by his great grandfather, grandfather, and father, each of whom has participated in wars over the years. Interweaving themes of war, memory, and conservation, this book blends a sensitive text with brilliantly original collage art by Shaun Tan to bring an important lesson to young readers.
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Queensland author Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of young adult fiction and innovative picture books. His numerous prizes and awards include CBC Book of the Year: Older Readers for Strange Objects and Angel's Gate (1991 and 1994); CBC Picture Book of the Year shortlisting for Lucy's Bay (1993); CBC Picture Book of the Year for First Light (1994) and CBC Picture Book of the Year for The Watertower (1995). Gary was editor of the After Dark series and author of the picture books First Light, The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie, Bright Star, The Viewer, Troy Thompson's Excellent Peotry Book, Troy Thompson's Radical Prose Folio, Memorial and Leo the Lion Tamer. His previous Lothian YA Fiction titles are Mama's Babies and Dear Venny, Dear Saffron. ILLUSTRATORBIO: Shaun Tan has an outstanding reputation for his illustrative work. He won the Crichton Award for Book Illustration (The Viewer) in 1995. His collaborative effort with John Marsden, The Rabbits was named CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1999. Memorial was his third picture book. He has been a leading science-fiction illustrator in Australia for several years; with recognition including the Illustrators of the Future Award (1991) and the Australian National Science Fiction Best Artist Award (1995, 1996). He contributes regular political cartoons to the Western Review and is the art editor and a regular contributor to Eidelon magazine.
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Book Description Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1894965086
Book Description Simply Read Books, Canada, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Crew, Gary (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Edition Thus, First printing.(First Impression) in a as new Jacket. SIGNED and Dated by the Author Shaun Tan to the half title page a sfollows[Shaun Tan 16th May 2009], he has also drawn a simple sketch. of a leaf.Very uncommon as such. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003202
Book Description Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-185-68-0368810
Book Description Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111894965086
Book Description Vancouver, BC, Canada: Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Stunning signed first printing. Shaun Tan has signed this on the title page with the message 'Best Wishes!' An extraordinary and much sought after book, in its finest collectable state. Language: eng. Signed by Illustrator(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1351177594