Tales From The Inner City by Shaun TanTales From The Inner City by Shaun Tan

Tales From The Inner City

byShaun Tan

Hardcover | November 6, 2018

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A unique and beautiful book for kids and adults that combines short stories and poetry with surrealist art -- a return to the form that made Shaun Tan a visionary in the world of graphic novels.

A young girl's cat brightens the lives of everyone in the neighborhood. A woman and her dog are separated by time and space, awaiting the day they will be reunited. A race of fish build a society parallel to our own. And a bunch of office managers suddenly turn into frogs, but find that their new lives aren't so bad.
The ambitious, unique and provocative Tales From the Inner City draws on the success of Shaun Tan's The Arrival and Tales From Outer Suburbia and updates its sensibilities for a new generation. Combining his poignant and sensitive short stories with surreal, luminous paintings, Tan turns his astute lens on the environment, cities, family and the relationships between human and animals. This work opens a portal to the imagination and captures the beauty, joy and tragedy in the everyday lives of kids, teens and adults.
SHAUN TAN is an artist and author living in Melbourne, Australia. He has written and illustrated numerous acclaimed books that have enjoyed tremendous crossover appeal, including The Arrival, The Red Tree and The Singing Bones, as well as picture books for children including The Rules of Summer. Shaun has worked as a theatre designer, ...
Title:Tales From The Inner CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.75 × 7.75 × 0.83 inPublished:November 6, 2018Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0735265208

ISBN - 13:9780735265202


Editorial Reviews

One of Washington Post's Best Children's Books of 2018 PRAISE FOR Tales from the Inner City:“Tan’s skill as a writer provides sturdy scaffolding for a seemingly endless stream of startling ideas.” --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly"The paintings . . . are characterized by layers of glorious color, shadowy corners, dazzling luminosity, surreal situations, and ethereal beauty. They invite lingering . . . Read and reread slowly, savoring every nugget." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews“Tales from the Inner City can be devoured in one sitting, or savoured piecemeal — one story at a time. Either way, it’s a beautiful book whose texts deserve to be read and reread, and whose art can’t help but warm the heart and thrill the eye.” --Canada.com