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Gary Crew, Shaun Tan

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Lothian Australian Favou, Interest age: from c 7 years, Fiction, Picture books, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), Warfare, battles, armed forces (Children's / Teena, Educational: History

A moving and inspiring story about how we remember the past from two of Australia's most acclaimed picture book creators, Gary Crew and Shaun Tan. This CBCA Award-winning bestseller is now part of LOTHIAN AUSTRALIAN FAVOURITES, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.

When the soldiers return from the Great War in 1918, a memorial tree is planted . . . 'Lest We Forget'. But generations later, what do those who pause in the shadows of the tree's immense branches remember?

Years on, the tree has grown to be huge and unruly, dislodging the statue next to it and creating a traffic hazard in what is now a much larger, busier town. A decision is made by a local council to cut the tree down . . .

MEMORIAL serves as a reminder of the lessons to be gained from the past and examine the significance of Anzac Day, conservation, respect and remembrance.

The beautiful and poignant CBCA Honour Book MEMORIAL is now part of LOTHIAN AUSTRALIAN FAVOURITES, a collection of the very best Australian picture books.

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Praise for Memorial

  • visually fascinating - NEW YORK TIMES on RULES OF SUMMER

  • an amazing picture book for all ages - THE GUARDIAN on RULES OF SUMMER

  • this stunningly original work defies easy categorization as it spins dual story lines into one spellbinding yarn ... Crew tantalizes to the very end, leaving readers to speculate enthusiastically on the riddles he craftily leaves unsolved. His tale will electrify his audience. - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on STRANGE OBJECTS

  • STRANGE OBJECTS will continue to tease and perplex readers of all ages long after it has been read. - AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW on STRANGE OBJECTS

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Gary Crew

Gary Crew is well known for his rich, multi-layered and intensely suspenseful bestselling novels for young adults. Four times the winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award, as well as numerous other awards, Gary was a high school English teacher for eighteen years, before turning to university lecturing and full-time writing. He lives in Queensland.