Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
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Tales from Outer Suburbia
By Shaun Tan

Tales from Outer Suburbia

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Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

Book Awards

  • Winner of Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature: National Children's Literature Award 2010.
  • Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2009.
  • Winner of Australian Independent Booksellers Indie Awards: Children's Book 2008.
  • Winner of Aurealis Award for Excellence in Fiction: Best Illustrated Book or Graphic Novel 2008.
  • Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2009.

Book Description

Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street? Or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass? Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night? Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight. Fifteen intriguing illustrated stories about the mysteries that lurk below the surface of suburban life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741149173
ISBN-10: 1741149177
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 185mm x 14mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan - Reviewed by (23 Jun 2011)

Tales From Outer Suberbia is a very unusual book, each seperate story are not very long, but all tell their own story in perfect timeness and they never feel like they are going for too long. Shaun Tan has an almost magical way of creating stories you'd never have guessed could be real, but which feel completely real and natural when you read them, he does the illustrations and they just complament the story, it's almost a feeling of if they weren't there, it wouldn't be a book. Not almost like that actually. Like that.

The stories of the exchange student and where he lives, how he is happy, why do the dogs sit on the furniture, what's the story behind them? Who is the deep sea diver, who walks the streets in submarine gear? And what will happen when a huge sea animal is found on the front lawn of the family who shout all night....

It is a magical collection that are meaningful and inspirational.

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Author Biography - Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan has been illustrating young adult fiction and picture books since 1996 and is recognised as a leading creator of 'sophisticated picture books'. The Lost Thing, 2000, described as Gary Larson meets Jeffrey Smart, contrasts the casual 'What I did on my holidays' narrative with bizarre, freakishly surreal scenes. In 2002 The Red Tree won Patricia Wrightson Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an Honour Book in the 2002 CBCA awards ..In 2007 Shaun's brilliant wordless book, The Arrival won The NSW Premier's Book of the Year and the Community Relations Commission Award, the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award and achieved a Special Mention in the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award...Shaun's honours include the International Illustrators of the Future Contest (1992, the Spectrum Gold and Silver Awards, the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards for Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the 2001 World Fantasy Award as Best Artist.

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