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Tan, Shaun

Overview
Works: 160 works in 480 publications in 8 languages and 17,434 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Graphic novels  Young adult works  Short stories  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Pictorial works  Horror tales  Drama  Picture books 
Roles: Illustrator, Author of screenplay, ard, Designer, Director, Artist, Draftsman, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.T16123, [FIC]
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The arrival by Shaun Tan ( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,499 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 )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs
Lost & found by Shaun Tan ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,339 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 2010 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories for young adults
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 947 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. This is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of rules that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem impossible to understand from the outside. Yet through each exquisite illustration of this nearly wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all. The author/illustrator draws upon his own personal experiences with a surreal snapshot of fishing adventures with his older brother, leaving a sock on the clothes line, and buildings inspired by Brunswick and greater Melbourne. As you venture deep into the story, these poetic images become darker, more mysterious and unsettling, drawing towards a redemptive ending that affirms the depth of true friendship, a bond that is equally wonderful and inexplicable.Moments of humour, surreal fantasy, and the sometimes devastating ways we interact with the people we love the most, are presented in the author's typical thought-provoking style
The lost thing by Shaun Tan ( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 764 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 )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 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 )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 669 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. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Trapped by James Moloney ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 479 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 )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 402 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 )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 372 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 )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 325 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--Résumé de l'éditeur
The deadly doll by Janine Burke ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric is eternally curious and effortlessly charming - a house guest whose approach to the world will capture your heart. This is a mini gift edition of one of the most loved stories from the multi-award-winning, internationally lauded masterpiece Tales from Outer Suburbia
The puppet's eye by Ian Bone ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 137 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 )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While out collecting bottle tops at the beach, a boy discovers an enormous, bizarre and lonely creature that nobody else appears to notice. Feeling a 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? A modern day parable for all ages, adapted from the internationally acclaimed picture book by Shaun Tan, The Lost Thing is an award winning film that invites multiple interpretations and repeated viewing
Là où vont nos pères by Shaun Tan ( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 112 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--Résumé de l'éditeur
Het ding en ik by Shaun Tan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een jongen (ik-figuur) vindt een eigenaardig ding. Het is van niemand. Van zijn ouders mag hij het thuis niet houden, dus gaat de jongen op zoek naar een onderkomen voor het ding. Prentenboek met absurdistische, kunstzinnige collages. Vanaf ca. 5 jaar
The lost thing by Shaun Tan ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 82 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
Verhalen uit een verre voorstad by Shaun Tan ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vijftien verhalen die zich afspelen in een verre voorstad. Het zijn bizarre gebeurtenissen, die tegelijkertijd vanzelfsprekend zijn. Met kleurrijke illustraties met veel details
 
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Alternative Names
Chen, Zhiyong 1974-
Shaun Tan 1974-
Tan, Shaun 1974-
Tans, Šons
タン, ショーン
陳志勇 1974-
Languages
English (239)
French (10)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
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