NZ Writer and Illustrator
Cassidy Abbot, illustrated by Dinah Priestley
The Wicked Plum Tree
Anchorage Press, 31b Patanga Crescent, Thorndon, Wellington (04 4727257) 2016 $20.00pb 24pp
ISBN 978 0 4733 5821 1
Themes: Determination/ Environment/ Plum Trees
The poor plum tree - in the twelve years it had been in the garden, it had only borne 12 plums. Colonel Frogmorton had had enough and was about to take an axe to it. However, along came Fox, a young gardener with one blue and one green eye who suspected the tree was suffering from depression and who was certain he could save it. The story is written by 12-year-old Cassidy Abbot and illustrated by his 77-year-old-grandmother. It will be interesting to see what they come up with next.