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Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer

A beautiful paperback edition of the future classic by Academy Award and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner - Shaun Tan.

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ISBN 9780734417114
Barcode 9780734417114
Published 27 September 2016 by Hachette
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
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ISBN-13 9780734417114
ISBN-10 073441711X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date 27 September 2016
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 252mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 688678

Description of this Book

Shaun Tan's RULES OF SUMMER is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of 'rules' that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem impossible to understand from the outside. Yet through each exquisite illustration of this nearly wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all. Shaun Tan draws upon his own personal experiences with a surreal snapshot of fishing adventures with his older brother, leaving a sock on the clothes line, and buildings inspired by Brunswick and greater Melbourne. As you venture deep into the story, these poetic images become darker, more mysterious and unsettling, drawing towards a redemptive ending that affirms the depth of true friendship, a bond that is equally wonderful and inexplicable. Moments of humour, surreal fantasy, and the sometimes devastating ways we interact with the people we love the most, are presented in Shaun Tan's typical thought-provoking style. View more at www.rulesofsummer.com.au

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Academy Awards 2011 (UK) -- Winner of Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2011 (UK) -- Commended for Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 (UK)
NZ Review an extraordinary book containing stunning artwork and a sparse narrative amid an emotional landscape - Children's Book Council of Australia Award judges, 2014 Tan's richly immersive landscapes lend the book a subtle, affecting power - The Australian This is an amazing picture book for all ages. - The Guardian

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Author's Bio

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature. He began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. His works include The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. All have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and are enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and in 2011, he shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film based on his book, The Lost Thing. In that same year, he won the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature and the Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. For more information visit shauntan.net

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