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Memorial

Memorial

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 boo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780734417206
Barcode 9780734417206
Published 26 July 2016 by Hachette
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Crew, Gary
Illustrated by Tan, Shaun
Series Lothian Australian Favourites
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ISBN-13 9780734417206
ISBN-10 0734417209
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date 26 July 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Crew, Gary
Illustrated by Tan, Shaun
Series Lothian Australian Favourites
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 230mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 190g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 737744

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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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Author's Bio

Gary Crew (Author) Gary Crew is well known for his rich, multi-layered and intensely suspenseful bestselling novels for young adults. Four times the winner of the CBC Book of the Year Award, as well as other numerous awards, Gary was a high school English teacher for eighteen years, before turning to university lecturing and full-time writing. He lives in Queensland. Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature. He began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. His works include The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. All have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and are enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and in 2011, he shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film based on his book, The Lost Thing. In that same year, he won the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature and the Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. For more information visit shauntan.net

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