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Geography & Cultures
  • Author:
    Shaun Tan
  • ISBN:
    0545055873
  • ISBN13:
    978-0545055871
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  • Publisher:
    Arthur A. Levine Books; American ed. edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Geography & Cultures
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    1946 kb
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    1348 kb
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    1765 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    489
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Its creator, Shaun Tan, is best known for The Arrival, a wordless graphic novel about the experience of migration that .

Its creator, Shaun Tan, is best known for The Arrival, a wordless graphic novel about the experience of migration that remains essential reading. But he has also created wonderful picture books for young readers, including The Red Tree. Tales from Outer Suburbia stands somewhere between the two. It's probably not for younger children; though the stories are short, its knowing sense of humour may be better suited to more sophisticated readers - including adults. The tone is set in the very first story, "The Water Buffalo", in which a water buffalo silently points children in the.

Tales from Outer Suburbia book.

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Shaun Tan Waterbuffalo Eric the exchange student, from 'Tales of Outer Suburbia'. What others are saying. From 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan- a really good graphic novel with no text, just amazing illustrations. Shaun Tan has the most amazing drawings! Think he used 4 years on this childers book, and 10 (?) on his latest film.

Shaun Tan. A picture book from award-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, Tales from Outer Suburbia is a unique collection of original stories and illustrations. Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight! show more.

Библиографические данные. Tales From Outer Suburbia.

The Lost Thing, 2000, described as Gary Larson meets Jeffrey Smart, contrasts the casual 'What I did on my holidays' narrative with bizarre, freakishly surreal scenes. In 2002 The Red Tree won Patricia Wrightson Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an Honour Book in the 2002 CBCA awards. Библиографические данные.

On the heels of Shaun Tan’s widely acclaimed book The Arrival comes Tales from Outer Suburbia, a kaleidoscope of dark absurdity aimed at kids. Tan mixes up a surreal brew that at some points resemble Rod Serling, other times Franz Kafka - and still others Edward Lear. In the more traditional mode, Eric presents a foreign exchange student as a visiting little imp filled with mystery, while Broken Toys features the appearance of a man in an old-fashioned diving suit in the neighborhood, eliciting even more mysteries about a crabby neighbor.

Tales From Outer Suburbia is a collection of illustrated stories about, among other things, a water buffalo who hangs out in a vacant lot and gives directions to local kids; stick figures who get beaten up by neighborhood bullies; a giant dugong that appears on someone’s lawn; and the lonely fate.

Tales From Outer Suburbia is a collection of illustrated stories about, among other things, a water buffalo who hangs out in a vacant lot and gives directions to local kids; stick figures who get beaten up by neighborhood bullies; a giant dugong that appears on someone’s lawn; and the lonely fate of all the unread poetry that people write - it joins a. vast river of waste that flows out of suburbia

An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life that grow and take on an incredible life of their own in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's many fans will love.

Fohuginn
This imaginatively illustrated collection of stories was good, but I often wondered "is this just weird for the sake of being original?" I'm not sure how I feel about it, entirely. The illustrations were gorgeous and there were several stories that were memorable and undeniably refreshing ("Eric"). However, many stories seemed to be almost... pointless ("The Turtle Rescue"). I absolutely hate saying that. I wondered at the end of some stories, "What am I missing here? Am I not smart enough to understand what the point of this is?"

I have never read a book like this... I would describe it as a picture book for adults. There's nothing graphic or too adult-themed for kids, but I doubt any child under 13 would appreciate the themes throughout. Kids are certainly not the intended audience.

In the end, I am settling on three stars because I don't know that it would be the first thing I'd recommend to a friend. On the other hand, it is short and capable of being read in a single sitting. So it isn't as if there is a huge time commitment trying it out.

I'm interested in what other readers think of this book, so if you have read "Tales from Outer Suburbia" please share your thoughts.
Beazekelv
I loved this book from first sight on amazon. I had to order it and I was giddy/eager for it to arrive. When I first sat down to read this book I felt overcome with emotion. I felt that if someone had sat down specifically with the objective to make a book that would delight and please me, that they could not have done a better job. I am seriously infatuated with this book and blown away by Shaun Tan's expressive art and compelling stories. It feels like being thirsty, then drinking something so amazing that you never want to stop drinking it. I am so happy that there are minds like Shaun Tan's that create lovely, intricate, engaging art for our enjoyment. I have greatly enjoyed sharing this book with other people that I know and I keep it on my desk so that more people can enjoy it. The stories are intriguing/touching/thought-provoking. The art is deep with detail and nuance. I love this book!
Broadraven
I teach middle school English, and on a day I had to throw away a lesson plan that completely bombed in my first few periods, I needed to quickly come up with something to do with the next several classes. I had just purchased this book and decided to read a few of the stories to my 8th graders. After reading "Stick Figures," I had the kids write the story from the stick figures' point of view. Some kids loved the stories, and some thought they were "stupid," but all of them thought they were interesting and different. The stories made them think. Whether they liked the stories or not, they were all excited to do the writing assignment afterward and came up with some crazy stories!
TheFresh
Shaun Tan is an amazing author. His first critically acclaimed book, The Arrival, is a gorgeous, wordless work of fiction that is supremely accessible but contains the depth of adult fiction; this book carries that trope forward in beautifully illustrated and sublimely-written fashion. It is a series of short stories that feel a bit more like loosely-linked vignettes, gathering together the many peculiar experiences that make childhood fascinating and a little bit frightening at the same time. As Secondary English teacher in public schools, I have found infinite uses for this book in the classroom; a personal favorite from the collection is "Our Expedition", which illustrates the difference between "literal" and "figurative" in an utterly approachable way and makes for a wonderful introduction to figurative language. While this book is definitely written at a roughly middle school level, it contains a depth that could certainly make it useful even in a high school setting, and enjoyable to read even as an adult. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a sharp wit and a love of the surreal.
Wenaiand
I love Shaun Tan's work more than most things. This book (and all his others) delight my soul and are a testament to artful learning and storytelling.
Minha
Mr.Twister
I have been challenged with finding visually stimulating picture books for older students that have engaging and interesting stories but that are NOT graphic novels. The images needed to be one or two per page, not panes of storyline content that needed to be visually tracked. I have found a treasure trove within the works of Shaun Tan. I am very pleased with the purchase of this book and look forward to collecting more.
This is one of Shaun Tan's best! A hauntingly beautiful walk through a strange yet familiar landscape.