Tales from Outer Suburbia
Shaun Tan follows THE ARRIVAL with a collection of off-the-wall tales combined with his genius illustrations in a unique hybrid format that will build on our current success.An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical... show more
Shaun Tan follows THE ARRIVAL with a collection of off-the-wall tales combined with his genius illustrations in a unique hybrid format that will build on our current success.An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life that grow and take on an incredible life of their own in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's many fans will love.
Publish date: February 1st 2009
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Picture Books
, Short Stories
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Thanks to Jen Campbell over on BookTube I was turned onto the magic that is Shaun Tan. Thus far, I've only read one of his books but I already know I'm going to have to READ ALL THE THINGS. (Note: I've just picked up two more and put another one on hold.) Until that day, however, here's a review of ...
This book is a bit of a difficult one for me to review. I felt deeply connected to many of the short stories within, some reminding me a lot of my own experiences. I loved the art and a lot of the subtle messages in it portraying to the reader. I think Shaun Tan did an absolutely fantastic job in wr...
A strange and bizarre collection of stories about a suburbia. This is apparently marketed towards children, however I wouldn't recommend it for that age group. I think this would be better for teens/young adults. The stories were more miss than hit. Some were really good and I enjoyed them, others w...
Beautiful, weird, lovely little stories of a somewhat off-kilter suburbia, with exquisit illustrations. Really, I can't get enough of Tan. Whether this is a children's book is debatable, but a certain kind of child, and adult, will like it very much. "Broken Toys" is my favorite, a tiny netsuke of a...
Gorgeous, fantastic surrealism. You know, for kids!
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