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The Red Tree - Shaun Tan

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2010
For Ages: 11 - 12 years old
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A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to quietly overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light.

Astonishing Perth artist, Shaun Tan's latest creation, The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words. It is a series of imaginary landscapes conjured up by the wizardry of Shaun Tan's masterful and miraculous art. As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope.

About The Author

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work.

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5.0

A great book

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Inspirational
  • Well Written

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      Comments about The Red Tree:

      A great read for adults, although it is a children's book, as an adult I wouldn't recommend it to kids as it is a book about depression.

      Comment on this review

      This scrumptiously illustrated children's picture book will brighten you up. -- Venue 20110501 Powerfully metaphoric. -- Books For Keeps 20110501 An absolutely stunning and powerful book for upper KS2. -- Carol Satterthwaite (i-writing) 20110101

      ISBN: 9780734411372
      ISBN-10: 0734411375
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 11 - 12 years old
      For Grades: 7
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 32
      Published: 1st October 2010
      Dimensions (cm): 31.0 x 23.8  x 1.4
      Weight (kg): 0.25