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Red Tree

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 4,837 Ratings and 694 Reviews

Book Description
When a child awakens with dark leaves drifting into her bedroom, she feels that "sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to, and things go from bad to worse." Feelings too complex for words are rendered into an imaginary landscape where the child wanders, oblivious to the glimmer of promise in the shape of a tiny red leaf. Everything seems hopeless until the child returns to her room... More
Book Information
PublisherLothian Books
BindingHardcover (7 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages32
Publication Date08/01/2008
The Creators
About Shaun Tan (Author) : Shaun Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He grad... more
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Reader Comments
8/15/2011 Karen Reczuch said: I love Shaun Tan's use of imagery. This is a book to be shared with anyone going through a hard time - no matter how dire. Without being simplistic or overly sweet, Tan manages to leave the reader with hope and a sense of wonder. Beautiful.
tags: I recommend

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11/29/2009 Michaela Cox said: a personal favourite
tags: I read

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1/26/2009 Megan B said:
Another favorite of mine. The colors and illustrations are stunning. The subject material is unique, dealing with feelings of disappointment, sadness and depression, but in a very poetic and understated way. The pictures are full of emotion. I think this is a book that can appeal universally to all ... more

tags: I recommend, Inspired me

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10/22/2007 Florence Ma said: Wonderfully illustrated using different artistic styles.

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7/28/2007 Liz Jones

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