Rules of Summer by Shaun TanRules of Summer by Shaun Tan

Rules of Summer

byShaun TanIllustratorShaun Tan

Hardcover | April 29, 2014

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival!

Never be late for a parade.
Never forget the password.
Never ruin a perfect plan.

It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in?

As usual, master artist and storyteller Shaun Tan shows us the strange truth of ordinary things - rules, relationships, despair, and hope - as only he can.

SHAUN TAN is the author and illustrator of the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel The Arrival, and also Tales From Outer Suburbia, a collection of illustrated short stories. Both books were named to the New York Times list of Best Illustrated Children's Books. He won an Oscar for his short film "The Lost Thing" based on a story i...
Title:Rules of SummerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 11.84 × 10.94 × 0.36 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545639123

ISBN - 13:9780545639125


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surreal and beautiful! As a biiiig fan of Tan, there's little I can say that hasn't been said yet. Great stories!
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant as always In our house, we love Shaun Tan. Having had the experience of meeting the author several years ago when they were young, my sons have grown up to be adult fans of his quirky illustrated books. This book did not disappoint when newly added to our collection this year. No need to give an analysis because we none of us can be impartial about what we think is yet another brilliant book by this author.
Date published: 2015-01-02

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Rules of Summer:* "At its heart, this is a story about sibling relationships, and Tan artfully captures the frustration, sadness, and joy of what it means to be brothers. The sophistication of the visual narrative paired with the simplicity of the text invites multiple readings and opportunities for discussion. Sumptuous and sincere-this title is a winner." -School Library Journal, starred reviewPraise for The Arrival:A New York Times Best Illustrated Book* "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 reviewPraise for Tales From Outer Suburbia:A New York Times Best Illustrated Book* "Graphic-novel and text enthusiasts alike will be drawn to this breathtaking combination of words and images." -Kirkus, starred review"Tan's work overflows with human warmth and childlike wonder." -The New York TimesPraise for The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook:* "The sharing of unfinished work is a generous gesture, and the collection is a treasure trove for any young artist who wants to know more about how ideas are captured on paper." -Publishers Weekly, starred review* "Unmistakable are his flawless craftsmanship, his organically industrial yet timeless aesthetic, and his lyrically haunting style and tone . . . A powerful springboard for the imagination." -Booklist, starred review