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Eric

Eric
 

Eric is a foreign exchange student who comes to live with a typical suburban family. Although everyone is delighted with the arrangement, cultural misunderstandings ensure, beginning with Eric's insistence on sleeping in a pantry cupboard rather than a specially prepared guest ro... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781848775879
Barcode 9781848775879
Published 1 May 2010 by Templar Publishing
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
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ISBN-13 9781848775879
ISBN-10 1848775873
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Templar Publishing
Imprint Templar Publishing
Publication Date 1 May 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 115mm
Height: 152mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 120g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 156042

Description of this Book

Eric is a foreign exchange student who comes to live with a typical suburban family. Although everyone is delighted with the arrangement, cultural misunderstandings ensure, beginning with Eric's insistence on sleeping in a pantry cupboard rather than a specially prepared guest room. This is a small, Eric-sized edition of the story that originally appeared in Tales from Outer Suburbia, edited with some new artwork and layout design.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Taken from Shaun Tan's superb collection of short stories ... Eric stands out as a rare thing. ... Perfectly paced with the narrative moving effortlessly from words to pictures, this is a rare and beautifully realised story with strong crossover appeal. Blackwells Shaun Tan's Eric was originally published in a wonderful and bizarre story collection called Tales from Outer Surburbia and this is the best of the 15 stories. The everyday mundane world of urban life is brought into focus when a foreign exchange student comes to visit. While the text intimates a gentle lack of understanding of this foreigner by the narrator, the pictures emphasise the difference in culture and experience between the host and his quirky and delightful visitor. This is a lovely little book. -- Marilyn Brocklehurst Norfolk Children's Book Centre In contrast, my second choice is a small, exquisite picture book, Eric by Shaun Tan (Templar). This is the tale of a strange foreign exchange student, told from the point of view of the host family. Eric is drawn as a tiny, shadowy figure living in a world of giants. The narrator hints at the cultural things that divide them. This is a true picture book in that the illustrations tell as much as the words do, and is that relatively rare thing: a picture book appealing equally to both adults and children. -- Anthony Browne The Guardian an absolutely delightful little book ... such a lovely story. The beautiful illustrations encouraged my children to truly engage with the story and talk about what might be happening and what would happen next . Bestbear.co.uk
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shaun Tan is an Australian artist, writer and film maker. He won an Academy Award for The Lost Thing, a 2011 animated film adaptation of a 2000 picture book he wrote and illustrated.

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