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Carnavas, Peter: Last Tree in the City

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Carnavas, Peter: Last Tree in the City

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Carnavas, Peter

Last Tree in the City

New Frontier Publishing, 2017, pp32, 11.99 [pounds sterling]

978 1 91207 655 0

Oliver Jeffers has a gift of expressing great depth through simple pictures and I was not surprised to read that Peter Carnavas has been described as 'Australia's answer to Oliver Jeffers'

Young Edward lives in a big city, devoid of colour --most particularly the colour green. His one respite is the last tree in the city where he spends many a wistful hour, indulging in the beauty of nature. He cycles everywhere on his wonderful bike, accompanied by his faithful companion, a duck. But then one day, the tree is gone.

Edward is distraught but as if by a miracle, or maybe it was simply hope, the boy finds a small remnant of the tree and plants it in the back of his trike with the help of gloves, soil, shovel and water. …

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