Shaun Tan follows THE ARRIVAL with a collection of off-the-wall tales combined with his genius illustrations in a unique hybrid format that will build on our current success.
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.
Praise for Tales from Outer Suburbia A New York Times Best Illustrated BookA Publishers Weekly Best Book "You almost can't stop yourself from saying 'Wow...' Tan's work overflows with human warmth and childlike wonder." -- New York Times Book Review "Tales from Outer Suburbia is not quite like anything else, and that's perhaps the best thing of all about it, opening up reading as a sort of strong, wild and individual activity." -- Chicago Tribune * "The thoughtful and engaged reader will take from these stories an experience as deep and profound as with anything he has ever read." -- Booklist, starred review * "Graphic-novel and text enthusiasts alike will be drawn to this breathtaking combination of words and images." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review Praise for The Arrival A New York Times Best Illustrated BookBook Sense Book of the Year -- Honor BookWorld Fantasy Award -- Best ArtistAn ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for TeensA Horn Book Fanfare Best BookA Publishers Weekly Best BookNew York Magazine's Top Comic BookA School Library Journal Best Book "Mesmerizing... Such visual eloquence can only motivate readers to seek out any future graphic novels from Shaun Tan, regardless of where they might be shelved." -- New York Times Book Review "Astonishing." -- The Washington Post "A wordless tour de force." -- Time Out New York Kids * "A silent, fantastical masterpiece... Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfills but also expands the potential of its form." -- Booklist, starred review * "An unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old
For Grades: 2
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st February 2009
Publisher: Scholastic US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 18.6 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.5