Published: July 2016
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.