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Tan, Shaun

Overview
Works: 152 works in 448 publications in 8 languages and 16,197 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, ard, Designer, Author of screenplay, Director, Draftsman, Artist
Classifications: PZ7.T16123, [FIC]
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The arrival by Shaun Tan( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,472 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 )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 3,149 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 1,325 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 1,205 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories for young adults
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 869 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 )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 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 )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 664 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 482 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 404 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 369 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 327 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 225 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
The puppet's eye by Ian Bone( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 138 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
Eric by Shaun Tan( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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
Là où vont nos pères by Shaun Tan( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 112 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
The rules of summer by Shaun Tan( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
RULES OF SUMMER, 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. Shaun Tan 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
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 98 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 80 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 78 libraries worldwide
Het ding en ik by Shaun Tan( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 72 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
 
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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 (223)
French (10)
German (7)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
Dutch (2)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
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