Ensconsed in the hard back cover
and myself, and illustrated brilliantly by one of Malta's top nature
is a collection of Maltese traditional tales, retold by Trevor
himself, and produced by me.
It was Trevor's idea to bring together Malta's top children's books
illustrators in one oversized, lavishly produced book. And Arthur
Gruppetta of Merlin Library, one of Malta's best known publishing
houses for children's books, decided to foot the extensive bill.
The artists invited to contribute were a who's who of illustrators:
George Apap, Marisa Attard, Trevor Zahra, Frank Schembri, Norman C.
Borg, Victor Pulis, Joseph Mallia (the dean of Maltese book
illustrators), Andrew Micallef and (well?) myself.
Each went the extra mile, and the result was (if I may say so)
Taht Sema Kwiekeb
(Under a Sky of Stars),
was published in 1997. It won the 1998 Maltese Literary Prize for best