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The Book of Australian Trees

Inga Simpson, Alicia Rogerson

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Trees tell stories about places, and Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. From the red ironbark to the grey gum, the Moreton Bay fig to the bunya pine, trees are each a little different, just like people.

Trees tell stories about places. Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. They have changed over thousands of years, adapting to this continent's deserts, mountains, and coasts. Many have found clever ways of dealing with drought and fire.

Their leaves, flowers and seeds are food for birds, insects and mammals. Old trees have lots of hollows, which make good homes for possums, sugar gliders, birds and bees. But trees aren't just important for other animals, we need them too. What trees breathe out, we breathe in. They are a vital part of the Earth's ecosystems.

When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people. This book is a love song to Australian trees, from the red ironbark to the grey gum, the Moreton Bay fig to the Queensland bottle tree.

The first book for children from one of Australia's most beloved authors.

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her favourite nature place to write

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her writing technique for her memoir

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her love for the Ironbark Tree

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her new book UNDERSTORY

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UNDERSTORY by Inga Simpson | About her favourite nature place to write

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Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers Centre Manuscript Development Program and, as a result, Hachette Australia published her first novel, Mr Wigg, in 2013. Nest, Inga's second novel, was published in 2014 and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Stella Prize and shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. Inga's third novel, the acclaimed Where the Trees Were, was published in 2016.

Inga won the final Eric Rolls Prize for her nature writing and completed a second PhD, exploring the history of Australian nature writers. Inga's account of her love of Australian nature and life with trees, Understory, was published in 2017. Her first book for children, The Book of Australian Trees, illustrated by Alicia Rogerson, was published in 2021. While finishing the first draft of The Last Woman in the World, Inga was evacuated twice as bushfires engulfed surrounding settlements. She lives near the coast among trees.

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