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Tan, Shaun

Works: 138 works in 517 publications in 14 languages and 18,099 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Graphic novels  Young adult works  Short stories  Pictorial works  Horror tales  Drama  Picture books  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, ard, Designer, Director, Author of screenplay, Artist, Draftsman, Photographer, Contributor
Classifications: PZ7.T16123, [FIC]
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The arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )
57 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,840 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 )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3,186 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 1,363 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 1,204 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories for young adults
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,145 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
The red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 839 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 lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 806 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 rabbits by John Marsden( Book )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 686 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
Trapped by James Moloney( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 525 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 410 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 )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 381 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 330 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 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 )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 152 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 136 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
Verhalen uit een verre voorstad by Shaun Tan( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 128 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
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( visu )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 114 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?
Het ding en ik by Shaun Tan( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 90 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( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature but no-one else really notices it, it's simply not a part of their familiar day-to-day reality. So the kid takes it upon himself to try to find where the lost thing belongs
The doll by Janine Burke( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
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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-
English (251)
French (17)
Spanish (16)
German (12)
Japanese (11)
Italian (10)
Dutch (8)
Catalan (6)
Chinese (5)
Arabic (4)
Slovenian (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (1)
Czech (1)
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