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Rules of Summer

By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan

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Format: Paperback, 48 pages
Other Information: 4-colour
Published In: Australia, 27 September 2016
A beautiful paperback edition of the future classic by Academy Award and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner - Shaun Tan combines humour and surreal fantasy to picture a summer in the lives of two boys. Never break the rules. Especially if you don't understand them. The boys hide from a giant red rabbit and outwit a crowd of scary eagles, but when their games become ever darker and sinister they learn that breaking the rules can be dangerous. 'Visually fascinating.' - The New York Times 'Thrilling, disturbing and hard to shake...one startling image after another.' - Wall Street Journal Other titles by Shaun Tan include: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. Read more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net/

About the Author

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature. He began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. His works include The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. All have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and are enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and in 2011, he shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film based on his book, The Lost Thing. In that same year, he won the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature and the Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. For more information visit shauntan.net

Reviews

an extraordinary book containing stunning artwork and a sparse narrative amid an emotional landscape - Children's Book Council of Australia Award judges, 2014 Tan's richly immersive landscapes lend the book a subtle, affecting power - The Australian This is an amazing picture book for all ages. - The Guardian

EAN: 9780734417114
ISBN: 073441711X
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
Dimensions: 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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