Written and Illustrated by Jacqueline Ayer
The Paper-Flower Tree captures the persistent, stubborn hope of young people. Ayer’s bold use of colors brings the people and ancient rural villages of Thailand to vivid life. A passing old peddler gives a little girl a “seed” to grow a paper flower tree, and though the other villagers scoff, her faith is rewarded. This is a beautiful book, set in a lush and colorful Thailand, about a community and a girl whose dreams become reality.
Jacqueline Ayer was a Jamaican-American, born in New York City in 1930. She began her education at the Art Students League in New York, proceeded by time spent at Syracuse University and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. Ayer was a head fashion designer in London for many years and created more than 10 children’s books, for which she was awarded a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
10” X 7.8