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The Lost Thing

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 937 Ratings and 113 Reviews

Book Description
A boy scavenges the beach for his bottle top collection when he discovers a lost "thing"; a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot-bellied stove. Thus begins a witty and strange narrative set in a creepy, futuristic environment. Shaun Tan's artwork, collages comprised of such unusual elements as old textbook pages, oil paint, gears, and tubes, inspires young read... More
Book Information
PublisherBolinda Publishing
BindingAudio CD (8 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of PagesN/A
ISBN-101740937058
ISBN-13978-1740937054
Publication Date03/01/2006
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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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About Humphrey Bower (Narrator) : Humphrey Bower is a published narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Humphrey Bower include The Little Prince: Library Edition, Emil & Karl: Library Editi... more
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1/15/2013 Claudine Gueh tagged as: I recommend, I read

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8/26/2010 Emily Grandin said: mechanical and rusty eye candy!
tags: Inspired me

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2/26/2008 Lynndy Bennett tagged as: I read, I recommend

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10/22/2007 Florence Ma said: Shaun Tan is one of my favorite illustrators. His mixed media illustrations are so original. The story is wonderful as well.

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