Raincoast Books

What Will You Read Next?

Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree

9781641702508

Familius
Available: 08/18/20
9.33 x 11.51 · 32 pages
Ages 5-8 years
9781641702508
CDN $24.99 · cl
Hardback

Buy the Book
+ Amazon.ca
+ Chapters.Indigo.ca
+ Independent Retailers

printprint

Bookmark and Share

Judy Gilliam

illustrated by Laura Addari

Everyone has a family tree, no matter how big or small. But what happens when mine has more than just the roots, trunk, and branches? I've got six parents (yes, six-you can count with me and see) and enough siblings to take up almost all of my fingers. Will this piece of paper, with the stems, branches, leaves, trunk, berries, and nuts of the great, big, loud, colorful, fun, crazy family I call mine, even fit on Ms. Collin's wall at school?
Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree explores the idea of what it means to have a big, messy, complicated, and remarkable family as a young girl tries to complete her family tree assignment for school. With adorable drawings and the succinct words of a child, you can't help but love your own family tree, no matter how large or small, simple or chaotic.


Judy Gilliam is an educator who has served as a teacher, principal, superintendent and college professor. Her greatest points of pride are her children and grandchildren, who inspired her debut book Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree.


Laura Addari loves drawing stories and small characters and, above all, watching them come to life. Her interest drives her to experiment with different languages, mixing traditional and digital techniques.