Tales from Outer Suburbia

Category: Book
By (author): Tan, Shaun
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Humorous / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Lifestyles / City & Town Life
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Short Stories
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Tundra Books
Published: October 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in
Our Price:
$ 18.99
Availability:
In stock

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Breathtakingly illustrated and hauntingly written, Tales from Outer Suburbia is by turns hilarious and poignant, perceptive and goofy. Through a series of captivating and sophisticated illustrated stories, Tan explores the precious strangeness of our existence. He gives us a portrait of modern suburban existence filtered through a wickedly Monty Pythonesque lens. Whether it's discovering that the world really does stop at the end of the city's map book, or a family's lesson in tolerance through an alien cultural exchange student, Tan's deft, sweet social satire brings us face-to-face with the humor and absurdity of modern life.
Review Quote*Praise for The Arrival:
"Shaun Tan's The Arrival may be the most brilliant book of the year." - School Library Journal, starred review

"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

"Few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
Biographical NoteShaun Tan has been illustrating young adult fiction and picture books for more than ten years. His brilliant wordless book, The Arrival, won The CBCA Picture Book of the Year, The NSW Premier's Book of the Year, and the Community Relations Commission Award, and received a Special Mention at the 2007 Bologna Ragazzi Awards.
He lives in Australia.