Shortlisted - Bologna Prize 2016

Angela and the Cherry Tree

by Raphaele Frier and illustrated by Teresa Lima $22.95

Angela wakes up full of hope - she is expecting a visitor. She prepares her hair, puts on perfume and bakes her specialty - shortbread cookies. She waits, impatiently at times, and finally the little girl arrives. Her anxiety dissipates and she is at peace.

Angela and the Cherry Tree provides a touching insight into the mind of a person suffering from dementia. It is beautifully written, evoking many powerful emotions of a life observed and a life remembered; of a present defined by memories.

Angela and the Cherry Tree is a rare and poignant picture book; dealing with a sensitive subject with respect and dignity.  Its insights and beauty are derived from attention to detail and stunning illustrations.


Review of Angela and the Cherry Tree

Click to download this review from Child Magazine September issue (PDF)

Click to download this review from Good Reading Magazine August issue