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The Red Tree

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Suitable: Year 7 to Year 12

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to...So begins Shaun Tan's classic picture book The Red Tree. The illustrations for this book capture intense emotions without prescribing the narrative to the reader. It lets the reader know that while things may be difficult, hope is eternal.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: 

Literature (in particular Responding to Literature); Language; Literacy; Critical and Creative Thinking; Personal and Social Capability and Health.