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Tan, Shaun

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

94 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,311 WorldCat member 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 2019 in 11 languages and held by 3,311 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 )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,839 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 )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,342 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories for young adults
The singing bones : inspired by Grimms' fairy tales by Shaun Tan( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,110 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 lost thing by Shaun Tan( Book )

65 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 974 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 red tree by Shaun Tan( Book )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 910 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
The rabbits by John Marsden( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 702 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
Tales from the inner city by Shaun Tan( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of illustrated short stories, each one about the relationship of humans and the animals, both wild and domestic, that share the urban environment of the inner city. Some of the stories are only one page in length; others are told in free-form verse; all throw light on the hidden world of truth and feeling beneath the surface of our everyday lives
Cicada by Shaun Tan( Book )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cicada is overworked, under appreciated, and generally discriminated against--but after seventeen years he gets to return to the forest, and laugh at the humans
Trapped by James Moloney( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 440 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 415 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 372 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 )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 300 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 198 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 )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 195 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
Shorts HD presents The Oscar winning short films collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Oscar-winning short films
The lost thing by Shaun Tan( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 142 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?
The puppet's eye by Ian Bone( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 125 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
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.00 for Tales from ... to 0.91 for Celebratin ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The arrival
Tales from outer suburbiaLost & foundPretty monsters : storiesThe lost thingThe red treeThe rabbitsTrappedMemorial
Alternative Names
Chen, Zhiyong

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.

شان تن نویسنده استرالیایی

شون تان كاتب وروائي ومخرج أسترالي

숀 탠 오스트레일리아의 미술가, 작가이자 애니메이션 영화 제작자

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-

English (399)

German (29)

French (23)

Spanish (21)

Japanese (17)

Italian (14)

Dutch (9)

Swedish (7)

Chinese (5)

Polish (5)

Arabic (3)

Catalan (3)

Korean (2)

Slovenian (2)

Danish (1)

Latvian (1)

Czech (1)