The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point is a delightful story set in the small Queensland town of Flying Fish Point in the 1950s.
When a young girl has nothing to wear to the school's annual fancy dress carnival, she enlists the help of her family and has surprising results. This is an encouraging tale of overcoming the social expectations that sometimes hold us back from success. It's a story of true community spirit based on the experiences of the author's mother.
A stunning illustrative debut from Maggie Prewett, who captures this heart-warming tale with her evocative illustrations.
About the Author
Trina Saffioti is a descendant of the Gugu Yalanji people of North Queensland. Her grandmother was a member of the Stolen Generations. Saffioti's writing has been influenced by the creation stories of her grandmother and the family stories her mother told her.
"Even if you have never experienced the sights and smells of a street filled with flowering frangipani, you will feel as if you are there. The magic of the pictures and traditional feel of the story ensure that this picture book will enhance storytime in many settings." - Jane Watson-Brown, "Bookseller + Publisher" magazine