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Tan, Shaun

Overview
Works: 139 works in 537 publications in 15 languages and 18,481 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Young adult works  Short stories  Pictorial works  Horror tales  Drama  Picture books  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Director, Author of screenplay, ard, Designer, Draftsman, Artist, Photographer, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.T16123, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shaun Tan
The Arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )

80 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family
Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan( Book )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two boys explain the occasionally mysterious "rules" they learned over the summer, like never eat the last olive at a party, never ruin a perfect plan, and never give your keys to a stranger
Lost & found by Shaun Tan( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories explore how we lose and find what matters most to us, as a girl finds a bright spot in a dark world, a boy leads a strange, lost being home, and a group of peaceful creatures loses its home to cruel invaders--Résumé de l'éditeur
Pretty monsters : stories by Kelly Link( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories for young adults
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy scavenges the beach for his bottle top collection when he discovers a lost "thing"; a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot-bellied stove. Thus begins a witty and strange narrative set in a creepy, futuristic environment. Shaun Tan's artwork, collages comprised of such unusual elements as old textbook pages, oil paint, gears, and tubes, inspires young readers to figure out what goes where, and why, in this challenging mix of science fiction and puzzle book
The red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a child awakens with dark leaves drifting into her bedroom, she feels that "sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to, and things go from bad to worse." Feelings too complex for words are rendered into an imaginary landscape where the child wanders, oblivious to the glimmer of promise in the shape of a tiny red leaf. Everything seems hopeless until the child returns to her room and sees the red tree. At that perfect moment of beauty and purity, the child smiles and her world stirs anew. Shaun Tan's illustrations are remarkable for the way they combine and react upon each other. He creates an otherworldly labyinth of visual ideas joined with the familiar immediacy of the little child, and condenses them into scenes of extraordinary depth and insight. Every child will appreciate the book's life-affirming message but it will be equally successful with all readers. With sensitivity and wonder, the evocative images in The Red Tree open a window to our inexplicable emotions and tell a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration
The rabbits by John Marsden( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the invasion of Australia by white people and the gradual destruction of the original inhabitants and the environment upon which they depended; Picture fiction for older readers___
Trapped by James Moloney( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David and his parents move to a new town with a huge storm drain that would be perfect for skateboarding, and in spite of hearing warnings about a terrible accident that occurred there, David is determined to try it out
The haunted playground by Shaun Tan( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark, and who tease him and try to persuade him to play with them until late into the night
Memorial by Gary Crew( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorial trees were planted for the soldiers of the First World War, generations later there is a message we should never forget
The viewer by Gary Crew( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy fascinated by gadgets finds a strange old Viewmaster in the city dump that transfixes him with its fearsome, haunting sights
The deadly doll by Janine Burke( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Claudine's family receives in the mail a beautiful old French doll that has been in the family for generations, no one anticipates its malevolent intentions
Eric by Shaun Tan( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric is a foreign exchange student who comes to live with a typical Australian suburban family. Although everyone is delighted with the arrangement, cultural misunderstandings ensue, beginning with Eric's insistence on sleeping in a pantry cupboard rather than a specially prepared guest room. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary
The puppet's eye by Ian Bone( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tim visits the set of the TV show where his father works. The star of the show is just a puppet, so why does the puppetmaster treat it like a real boy?"--Unedited summary from book
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While out collecting bottle tops on the beach, a boy discovers an enormous, bizarre and lonely creature that nobody else appears to notice. Feeling sorry for it, he decides to find a home for this new friend, even as others warn that 'some things don't belong anywhere'. But is this really true? Can a thing be just plain lost?
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach when he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot-bellied stove
Sketches from a nameless land by Shaun Tan( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ARRIVAL has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story? In this book, the author explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey
The oopsatoreum : inventions of Henry A. Mintox by Shaun Tan( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Mintox is a spectacularly successful inventor. Tales about his failed inventions are interwoven with drawings by Shaun Tan and photographs of artefacts from the Powerhouse Museum. Explores the idea that behind every enduring innovation lies many failed inventions. A sophisticated picture book
The bird king by Shaun Tan( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Shaun Tan's preliminary drawings for book, film and theatre projects, portrait and landscape studies, along with pages from his travelling notebooks
 
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The Arrival
Alternative Names
Chen, Zhiyong 1974-

Shaun Tan 1974-

Shaun Tan australiensk frfattare

Shaun Tan australischer Schriftsteller und Illustrator

Shaun Tan australsk skribent

Tan, Shaun 1974-

Tans, Šons

ショーン・タン

タン, ショーン

陳志勇

陳志勇 1974-

Languages
English (260)

German (32)

French (23)

Spanish (22)

Dutch (11)

Italian (10)

Chinese (7)

Catalan (6)

Arabic (4)

Japanese (3)

Slovenian (2)

Polish (2)

Korean (1)

Latvian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Tales from outer suburbiaLost & foundPretty monsters : storiesThe lost thingThe red treeThe rabbitsTrappedThe haunted playground