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Tales from the Inner City (Special Edition)

Shaun Tan



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Allen & Unwin
26 September 2018
Children's & Educational; General fiction (Children's&YA); Short stories (Children's&YA)
This very special gift box includes a special hardback edition of Tales From the Inner City and an exclusive limited edition signed and numbered print of 'Bluebell' by Shaun Tan.

Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?

World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his unique imagination to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban coexistence. From crocodile to frog, tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how our lives are forever entwined, for better or for worse.

Tales from the Inner City is a masterful work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.
By:   Shaun Tan
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 240mm,  Width: 185mm, 
Weight:   1.680kg
ISBN:   9781760637231
ISBN 10:   1760637238
Publication Date:   26 September 2018
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shaun Tan grew up in Perth, Western Australia and currently works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne. He began creating images for science fiction 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 dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Tales from Outer Suburbia, The Arrival, Rules of Summer and The Singing Bones, have been enjoyed by readers of all ages, locally and internationally. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for Pixar and Blue Sky Studios, and won an Academy Award for the short film adaptation of The Lost Thing. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.

  • Long-listed for Best Children's Book 2019 (Australia)
  • Nominated for Indie Book Awards 2020
  • Short-listed for Indie Book Awards 2020
  • Winner of Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work 2018 (Australia)
  • Winner of Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 (Australia)

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