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Tan, Shaun

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Most widely held works by Shaun Tan
The Arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )

88 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 4,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses graphic novel format, with no accompanying text, to tell the story of a migrant family's journey to a new and strange land. A sophisticated picture book in graphic novel format. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Tales from outer suburbia by Shaun Tan( Book )

44 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,323 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 )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,637 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 1,374 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 )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 932 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 singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan
The red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )

53 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 861 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--Résumé de l'éditeur
The rabbits by John Marsden( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 708 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 )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 473 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
Memorial by Gary Crew( Book )

17 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 haunted playground by Shaun Tan( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 398 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
The viewer by Gary Crew( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 308 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 218 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 )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric is the strangest, most curious foreign exchange student ever known who has a fascination with small discarded things that he finds on the ground. But is only after he has left that the family find a truly wonderful surprise in their pantry
The puppet's eye by Ian Bone( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 128 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 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 120 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?
Sketches from a nameless land by Shaun Tan( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 107 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 bird king by Shaun Tan( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 33 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 Australian illustrator, writer, and animated filmmaker

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

Шон Тан

تن، شون

탠, 숀


ショーン・タン オーストラリアの絵本作家、イラストレーター、アニメーション作家

タン, ショーン


陳志勇 1974-

Tales from outer suburbiaLost & foundPretty monsters : storiesThe lost thingThe red treeThe rabbitsTrappedMemorial