Old Frangipani Tree Book

Old Frangipani Tree Book

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The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point

By: Trina Saffioti, Illustrated by Maggie Prewett

A delightful story set in the small Queensland town of Flying Fish Point in the 1950s. When a young girl has nothing to wear to the school’s annual fancy dress carnival, she enlists the help of her family and has surprising results.


Trina Saffioti lives in Wellington, New Zealand and is a descendant of the Kuku Yulanji people of North Queensland. Trina has always wanted to be a writer and she is influenced by the creation stories her grandmother told her and the family stories her mother tells her.

Maggie Prewett is a descendent of the Ngarluma people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. She grew up in Perth, and studied Design and Illustration at Perth Technical College. 

From an early age, art and literature were encouraged, thereby providing Maggie with a basis for life that has been filled with artistic enjoyment. Her paintings and ink drawings are held in collections throughout Australia and she has participated in a number of group exhibitions. Maggie has lived in Broome in the far north of Western Australia since the 1970s.


Hardcover, 28 pages

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