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The Red Tree

The Red Tree

Internationally acclaimed artist, Shaun Tan's work is eagerly sought by the general public and collectors alike.

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ISBN 9780734411372
Barcode 9780734411372
Published 1 October 2010 by Hachette
Format Paperback
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Author(s) Illustrated by Tan, Shaun
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780734411372
ISBN-10 0734411375
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date 1 October 2010
International Publication Date 5 August 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Tan, Shaun
Category General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 237mm
Height: 310mm
Spine: 6mm
Weight 256g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Depression, Mental
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 152465

Description of this Book

A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to quietly overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light. Astonishing Perth artist, Shaun Tan's latest creation, The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words. It is a series of imaginary landscapes conjured up by the wizardry of Shaun Tan's masterful and miraculous art. As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This scrumptiously illustrated children's picture book will brighten you up. -- Venue 20110501 Powerfully metaphoric. -- Books For Keeps 20110501
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'.

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