The Book of Australian Trees

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A Love Song to Australian Trees: Extract from The Book of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and Alicia Rogerson

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11 June 2021

A Love Song to Australian Trees: Extract from The Book of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and Alicia Rogerson

A Valuable Read: Review of The Book of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and Alicia Rogerson

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8 June 2021

A Valuable Read: Review of The Book of Australian Trees by Inga Simpson and Alicia Rogerson

Synopsis

Trees tell stories about places. Australia has some of the tallest, oldest, fattest and most unusual trees in the world. They have changed over thousands of years, adapting to this continent's deserts, mountains, and coasts. Many have found clever ways of dealing with drought and fire. Their leaves, flowers and seeds are food for birds, insects and mammals. Old trees have lots of hollows, which make good homes for possums, sugar gliders, birds and bees. But trees aren't just important for other animals, we need them too. What trees breathe out, we breathe in. They are a vital part of the Earth's ecosystems. When you first stand in a forest, the trees all seem the same. But if you look more closely, they are each a little different, like people. This book is a love song to Australian trees, from the red ironbark to the grey gum, the Moreton Bay fig to the Queensland bottle tree. The first book for children from one of Australia's most beloved authors.
Alicia Rogerson
About the author

Alicia Rogerson

Alicia Rogerson is a regional artist and illustrator that lives in Bridgetown, Western Australia. She creates her artwork within her studio that sits on a hill beside a forest. Inspired by nature, objects and collections of things, her artworks are bold, inspiring and feminine. A reoccurring theme is weaving in elements from her dreams, childhood and the imagination.

Books by Alicia Rogerson

Inga Simpson
About the author

Inga Simpson

Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. In 2011, she took part in the Queensland Writers' Centre Manuscript Development Program and as a result, Hachette published her first novel, the acclaimed Mr Wigg, in 2013.

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