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Lost Thing

Lost Thing (Paperback)

By Tan, Shaun

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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 except the kid really notices it, it's simply not part of their familiar day-to-day reality.

ISBN 9780734411389
Barcode 9780734411389
Published 8 April 2010 by Hachette
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780734411389
ISBN-10 0734411383
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date 8 April 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 310mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 254g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code A823.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The main humour and intrigue of this remarkable author/artists book lies in the contrast between the casual 'What I did on my holidays' narrative and the bizarre, surreal and funny scenes.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A warm, funny read for kids, and an unexpectedly moving one for adults. -- Cambridge First 20110414
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, The Red Tree and The Arrival, all of which have won numerous international awards. The Lost Thing animation recently won an Oscar for the best animated short film. The Arrival won Shaun the Bologna Ragazzi Prize and Picture Book of the Year from CBCA 2007 amongst others. Shaun's books 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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