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Tales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the pere... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781760523534
Barcode 9781760523534
Published 26 September 2018 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
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ISBN-13 9781760523534
ISBN-10 1760523534
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publication Date 26 September 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Short Stories
English Literature: Collections & Anthologies Of Various Literary Forms
Australian
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 240mm
Weight 970g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 938983

Description of this Book

Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse. Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Indie Book Awards 2018 (Australia) -- Winner of Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work 2018 (Australia) -- Long-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia) -- Long-listed for Aurealis Awards 2019 (Australia) -- Long-listed for Best Collection 2019 (Australia)

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Author's Bio

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth, Western Australia, and currently works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He began creating images for science fiction 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 dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Arrival, Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, locally and internationally. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, and won an Academy Award for the short film adaptation of The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.

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