Academy Award and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Shaun Tan combines humour and surreal fantasy to picture a summer in the lives of two boys. The boys hide from a giant red rabbit and outwit a crowd of scary eagles, but when they their games become ever darker and sinister they learn that breaking the rules can be dangerous. 'Visually fascinating.' - The New York Times 'Thrilling, disturbing and hard to shake...one startling image after another.' - Wall Street Journal Other titles by Shaun Tan include: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. Read more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net/
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Imprint: Lothian Children's Books
Dimensions: Width: 27.60cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 31.00cm
ISBN 10: 0734410670
Publication Date: 08 October 2013
Recommended Age: From 6
Audience: Children/juvenile , Children / Juvenile
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In stock
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Pure magic... told with minimal text and the beautiful surreal imagery of Tan's paintings. I would be quite happy to give this book ten stars out of five if that were allowed. Simply unmissable for readers who seek out unique and thought provoking books. When the children outgrow this, I will be keeping it for myself. * * * * * -- Bookbag 20131101
Pure magic... told with minimal text and the beautiful surreal imagery of Tan's paintings. I would be quite happy to give this book ten stars out of five if that were allowed. Simply unmissable for readers who seek out unique and thought provoking books. When the children outgrow this, I will be keeping it for myself. * * * * * -- Bookbag 20131101 A mesmerising addition to Shaun Tan's eclectic array of thoughtful and surreal picture books... breathtaking. -- WRD Magazine 20140101 Shaun Tan has earned the reputation as the creator of picture books that defy easy interpretation... enigmatic verbal and visual clues to construct narratives... lovingly detailed painterly illustration... starkly realistic and elusively surreal. -- Irish Times 20140111
Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E. He is currently directing a short film with Passion Pictures Australia.
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