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Tan, Shaun

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Most widely held works by Shaun Tan
Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan( Book )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,209 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 try to support his family back home. His new country is full of strange arquitectural wonders, fantastic animals and other immigrants with stories of why they left home
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never be late for a parade. Never forget the password. Never ruin a perfect plan. It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in?
Lost & found by Shaun Tan( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,387 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
Pretty monsters : stories by Kelly Link( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 622 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 )

44 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 564 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." Everything seems hopeless until the child returns to her room and sees the red tree
Trapped by James Moloney( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 497 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 403 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 399 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 rabbits by John Marsden( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent. A sophisticated picture book
The viewer by Gary Crew( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 233 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 227 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 )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 149 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 130 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 )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 122 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 singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wonderfully evoked by Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures ... Nameless princes, wicked stepsisters, greedy kings, honourable peasants and ruthless witches, tales of love, betrayal, adventure and magical transformation: all inspiration for this stunning gallery of sculptural works. Introduced by Grimm Tales author Philip Pullman and leading fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes, The Singing Bones breathes new life into some of the world's most beloved fairy tales
Sketches from a nameless land by Shaun Tan( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 95 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
Shorts HD presents The Oscar winning short films collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Oscar-winning short films
The bird king : an artist's notebook by Shaun Tan( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection that offers insight into the creative process of the award winning artist, Shaun Tan
 
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The Arrival
Alternative Names
Chen, Zhiyong 1974-

Shaun Tan 1974-

Shaun Tan australiensk författare

Shaun Tan australischer Schriftsteller und Illustrator

Shaun Tan australsk skribent

Shaun Tan auteur et dessinateur de bandes dessinées pour la jeunesse

Shaun Tan illustratore e scrittore australiano

Shaun Tan schrijver uit Australië

Tan, Shaun 1974-

Tans, Šons

تن، شون

탠, 숀

ショーン・タン

タン, ショーン

陳志勇

陳志勇 1974-

Languages
English (208)

German (25)

Spanish (18)

French (13)

Japanese (10)

Dutch (10)

Polish (5)

Chinese (4)

Swedish (4)

Italian (4)

Arabic (3)

Catalan (3)

Korean (1)

Slovenian (1)

Latvian (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The ArrivalLost & foundPretty monsters : storiesThe lost thingThe red treeTrappedThe haunted playgroundMemorial