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Book cover of The Paper-Flower Tree, illustrated with four children in colourful clothes and a border of green leaves

The Paper-Flower TreeIllustrated by Jacqueline AyerPublished by Collins1962

Ayer’s eldest daughter, Margot, remembers the experience that inspired her mother’s second picturebook, The Paper-Flower Tree. Instead of buying one paper flower from a tradesman, her mother bought the entire tree – leaving Margot anxious that he would no longer have a livelihood.