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Tales from Outer Suburbia

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 3,069 Ratings and 731 Reviews

Book Description
Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street, or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass? Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night?A new picture book from the international award-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, "Tales from Outer Suburbia" is a unique and inspiring collection of original stories and illustrations.Shaun Tan, creator of "The Arrival", "The Lost Thing" ... More
Book Information
PublisherTemplar Publishing
BindingHardcover (4 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages98
Publication Date03/02/2009
The Creators
About Shaun Tan (Author, Illustrator) : 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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8/26/2010 Emily Grandin tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me

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5/14/2010 Hwei Lim said:
Shaun Tan is not only an extremely skilled artist. He is also a wonderful storyteller. The stories here are stories of normal people encountering amazing or just slightly strange things.. Some of them are simply descriptions of those odd moments, with open endings and meanings. You are left to wonde... more

tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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11/30/2009 Leith Walton said: Once again amazing!!!
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4/15/2009 Samantha Tai tagged as: I'm reading

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3/15/2009 Andy J Smith said:
To me this book is superior to the more acclaimed 'The Arrival'. A series of short illustrated stories all with a bit different of a visual style and often entirely different medium used. Similar in feel to 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick' but with more of a narrative to each individual story. Just... more

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