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Memorial
by Gary Crew
Illustrated by Shaun Tan
AGES: 9 to 12
PAGES: 32
SIZE:
RIGHTS: NA English
PRICES: US $16.95, Cdn $19.95
HARDCOVER: 978-1-894965-08-8

To care, to remember, to respect.

The wartime recollections of three generations are centered on a memorial tree that is in danger of being destroyed by the local government. Told to the youngest member of the family, their experiences do not focus on the conflict or valor of war but its affect upon themselves and those in their community. To the young boy, it becomes important that the living memorial be preserved from neglect and oblivion. Memorial is written by Gary Crew to serve as a remainder of the lessons to be gained from the past and examine the significance of conservation, respect, and remembrance. Shaun Tan has beautifully illustrated the magnificent old tree that represents the living memorial of the story, and the themes of war and memory. Their collaboration has created a picture book that will leave an indelible impression