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Shaun Tan

  • 5 stars across 21 books
Shaun Tan is an Australian artist, writer and film maker. He won an Academy Award for The Lost Thing, a 2011 animated film adaptation of a 2000 picture book he wrote and illustrated. 
3rd May 2018

In the Mouth of the Wolf

A true story of two brothers and the war that changed everything. Michael Mo... MoreIn the Mouth of the Wolf

(15 reviews) Review
15th November 2007

The Arrival

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or fr... MoreThe Arrival

(5 reviews) Review
1st October 2010

The Red Tree

(5 reviews) Review
8th April 2010

Lost Thing

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(5 reviews) Review
3rd January 2013


Eric is a little boy who sometimes gets things wrong. But Eric learns that while you can't be good at everything, someti... MoreEric!

(5 reviews) Review
2nd March 2009

Tales From Outer Suburbia

A picture book from award-winning illustrator Shaun Tan, Tales from Outer Suburbia is a unique collection of original st... MoreTales From Outer Suburbia

(4 reviews) Review
1st May 2009

Cicada Summer

Something flickered at the top of the stairs. Eloise heard a voice call, I'm coming!, and a girl in a pale dress and a b... MoreCicada Summer

(1 review) Review
24th April 2009

Owning A Pet: Dog

(1 review) Review
1st December 2003

The Rabbits

(0 reviews) Review
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    We read this book in class and everyone loved it! I loved all the illustrations in it. 

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