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Memorial *1st Canadian edition, 1st printing*

Crew, Gary; Illustrator - Shaun Tan

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ISBN 10: 1894965086 / ISBN 13: 9781894965088
Published by Simply Read Books, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Canadian edition/first printing. Book and dustwrapper in fine condition. A poignant tale of memory and progress with lush and sundrenched illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 1607190001

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Title: Memorial *1st Canadian edition, 1st printing...

Publisher: Simply Read Books

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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A boy listens to his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father (all veterans) talk of a memorial tree planted in 1918, and finds out the city council is planning to cut it down.

About the Author:

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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