Pile the presents by the tree
Though clouds spiral out at sea.
Wind snarls, skies weep grey
But Santa’s sleigh is on its way!
Eve 1974 is marked indelibly into the Australian psyche as the night
tropical cyclone Tracy devastated the city of Darwin.
Now, over 40
years later, Jackie French’s lyrical rhyming text tells the story of a
city’s indomitable spirit, and Bruce Whatley’s sumptuous illustrations
bring to life the powerful force of the storm to a whole new generation