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Angela and the Cherry Tree

Adapted by Michael Sedunary / Illustrated by Teresa Lima

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

Angela and the Cherry Tree provides a touching insight into the mind of a person suffering from dementia. It is a rare and poignant picture book, handling a sensitive subject with respect and dignity. Its insights and beauty are derived from perceptive, lyrical detail and stunning illustrations.

With a degree in painting from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts, Teresa Lima started to focus on illustrating children’s books in 1994. She quickly made a name for herself and she was chosen to participate in the 2007 and 2008 international illustrators’ exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. She currently combines illustration with teaching visual arts at the Escola Vergilio Ferreira in Lisbon.