Author(s): Danny Parker
Henry is a small sapling who grows into a big strong tree under the protection of an even bigger and stronger tree. But then comes the longest night with drenching waters and howling winds, and the biggest and strongest tree falls. Henry is alone and his heart is hollow until he hears the small voice of a new sapling growing amongst his strong roots.
DANNY PARKER, In another life Danny Parker worked as a Nurse, an actor and an undertaker before settling into work as a Drama Teacher. He is currently the Director of Drama and Youth theatre at Hale School, in Perth, WA. A chance meeting with fellow WA based illustrator and author, Matt Ottley, lead to Danny discussing his story idea and inspiration for Tree. They plan to collaborate together again on future projects. Danny lives in Perth, WA with his wife Judy and their 2 children. MATT OTTLEY, talented picture book illustrator and author, painter and musician was born in New Guinea. He moved to Sydney with his family when he was twelve. After leaving school he worked in a variety of jobs and studied Fine Arts, classical guitar and musical composition. Now Matt divides his time between painting, writing and composing music as well conducting workshops. He is also involved in wildlife rescue. Matt lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a frequently in residence at the Fremantle Children's Literature Centre.