Synopses & Reviews
Set in a small Australian town in the 1950s, this tale of overcoming social expectations fosters a sense of community spirit and is sweetly reminiscent of traditional storytelling. A young girl has nothing to wear to the schools annual fancy dress carnival, so she requests help from her family. Inspired by blossoms on the frangipani tree, the family's creation is both surprising and heartwarming.
"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
About the Author
Trina Saffioti is an author and a descendant of the Gugu Yulangi people of North Queensland. Maggie Prewett is an illustrator whose paintings and ink drawings are held in collections throughout Australia.