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Tan, Shaun

Works: 155 works in 513 publications in 16 languages and 17,636 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Graphic novels  Short stories  Pictorial works  Horror tales  Drama  Fantasy films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Director, Author of screenplay, ard, Designer, Artist, Photographer, Draftsman, Contributor, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.7.T36,
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Publications about Shaun Tan
Publications by Shaun Tan
Most widely held works by Shaun Tan
The Arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )
67 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,068 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 )
40 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,345 libraries worldwide
Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,551 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
Lost & found by Shaun Tan( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,380 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 1,134 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories for young adults
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 538 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
Trapped by James Moloney( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 498 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 rabbits by John Marsden( Book )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 408 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 red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Een meisje voelt zich depressief, omdat de dag zinloos lijkt en leeg. Tot zij ziet hoe een klein zaadje kan uitgroeien tot een mooie, rode boom. Groot formaat prentenboek met kunstzinnige illustraties en korte, filosofische tekst. Vanaf ca. 9 jaar
The haunted playground by Shaun Tan( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 401 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 )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 393 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 deadly doll by Janine Burke( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 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 147 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 129 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( visu )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 123 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 viewer by Gary Crew( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 117 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
Sketches from a nameless land by Shaun Tan( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 93 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 singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 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
Shorts HD presents The Oscar winning short films collection ( visu )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A collection of Oscar-winning short films
The bird king by Shaun Tan( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 26 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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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 schrijver uit Australië
Tan, Shaun 1974-
Tans, Šons
タン, ショーン
陳志勇 1974-
English (233)
German (29)
French (17)
Spanish (14)
Japanese (10)
Italian (9)
Dutch (7)
Chinese (5)
Catalan (3)
Korean (2)
Swedish (2)
Arabic (2)
Slovenian (1)
Polish (1)
Latvian (1)
Czech (1)
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