Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree
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.
About Judy Gilliam
Judy Gilliam is a retired school and district administrator, teacher, and college professor. Her two children and five grandchildren are the inspiration for her debut children’s book, Florence and Her Fantastic Family Tree.
About Laura Addari
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.