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Tan, Shaun

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Works: 173 works in 526 publications in 15 languages and 17,639 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Young adult works  Picture books  Short stories  Pictorial works  Stories without words  Comic books, strips, etc  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Director, Designer, Author of screenplay, ard, Artist, Photographer, Draftsman, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PZ7.7.T36, FIC
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The Arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )
66 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,077 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 )
43 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 3,349 libraries worldwide
Fifteen illustrated short stories, some humorous and some haunting, set in the Australian suburbs
Rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,590 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 1,383 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 1,122 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories for young adults
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )
43 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 537 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 487 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 )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Selection and adaptation of seventy-five Grimm's fairy tales, as translated by Jack Zipes, and newly illustrated by Shaun Tan
Memorial by Gary Crew( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 410 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 red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 409 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 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
The deadly doll by Janine Burke( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 224 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 148 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 131 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 )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 121 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 lost thing by Shaun Tan( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 84 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 bird king by Shaun Tan( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 4 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
Other worlds by Jon/ Ruth, Greg (ILT)/ Riordan, Rick/ Angleberger, Tom/ Machale, D. J Scieszka( Book )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An anthology of original science fiction and fantasy stories
 
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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 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
タン, ショーン
陳志勇
陳志勇 1974-
Languages
English (219)
German (23)
French (13)
Spanish (9)
Japanese (8)
Italian (8)
Dutch (7)
Chinese (6)
Swedish (4)
Arabic (4)
Catalan (3)
Polish (2)
Korean (1)
Latvian (1)
Czech (1)
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