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Tales From Outer Suburbia

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Shaun Tan

Starred Review. Grade 4 Up—For those who loved Tan's surreal and evocativeThe Arrival(Scholastic, 2007), the Australian author follows up with a brilliant collection of illustrated vignettes. Fifteen short texts, each accompanied by Tan's signature … see full wiki

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Author: Shaun Tan
Genre: Children's Books
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
3 reviews about Tales From Outer Suburbia
review by . November 22, 2009
This book is an experience. Shaun Tan's mind, I don't even know how you would describe it and coupled with his extremely beautiful art, it's just mind blowing. Basically everything you've ever heard about Shaun Tan is true, he's a master and this book is a true gem.    The stories range from one page to several, from tiny simple illustrations to full page extremely detailed ones. I haven't read his book The Arrival yet, but Tales From Outer Suburbia sure seems like a masterwork …
review by . March 30, 2009
"On a cold night last winter there was a fire at the house of a man who only days before had beaten his dog to death. Being a strong man, he was able to rescue all his belongings single-handedly, carryng them out of the burning building and onto the front lawn. As soon as he finished, a hundred dogs of every shape and size trotted into the flickering light from the surrounding shadows and promptly sat on top of every appliance a piece of furniture as if it were there own. They would not let the …
review by . November 13, 2008
This book is brilliant in every sense of the word... from the beautiful imagery to the creative and touching stories it expresses. It has depth and subtle complexity... all while making you smile and silently pulling at your heart strings in the process. Some stories are just amusingly absurd... and I mean this in the best way possible. Words cannot describe this book adequately... it's simply one of those books you have to experience to understand. Artists in particular will love this book... or …
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