Memorial

By Gary Crew; Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
(Simply Read Books, Hardcover, 9781894965088, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 2004

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Description

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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