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Tales From Outer Suburbia | Shaun Tan

Category: Art books   Tags: Graphic Novel, Children's Books, Short Stories

Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan

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Product details:

Hardcover: 96 pages

Year: 2009

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Language: English

Product description:

Tales from Outer Suburbia is an anthology of fifteen very short illustrated stories. Each one is about a strange situation or event that occurs in an otherwise familiar suburban world; a visit from a nut-sized foreign exchange student, a sea creature on someone's front lawn, a new room discovered in a family home, a sinister machine installed in a park, a wise buffalo that lives in a vacant lot. The real subject of each story is how ordinary people react to these incidents, and how their significance is discovered, ignored or simply misunderstood.


*Winner, 2010 Adelaide Festival awards for literature, Premier's award

*Winner, 2010 Adelaide Festival awards for literature, Children's literature award

*Winner, 2009 World Fantasy Award, Best Artist

*Winner, 2009 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis, Best Picture Book (Germany's most prestigious awards for children's and young adult books.)

*Winner, 2009 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers

*Winner, 2009 Ditmar Awards for Best Artwork

*Winner, 2009 ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year

*Winner, 2008 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel

*Shortlisted, 2008 Indie Awards - Children's Book category

*Shortlisted, 2008 Golden Inky Award

*Shortlisted, 2008 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature

*Shortlisted, 2008 Western Australia Premier's Literary Award (Young Adult)

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