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Tales from Outer Suburbia *Signed 1st Australian (true first)*

TAN, Shaun

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ISBN 10: 1741149177 / ISBN 13: 9781741149173
Published by Allen & Unwin, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed first Australian edition/first printing and true first edition of author's first collection of stories, fables and new (sub)urban myths told in both words and his uniquely fabulous illustrations. Tan's work is hard to describe in any condensed form - which will, in any case, fall far short of the actual reading experience. This copy is signed with gold ink and a red fingerprint flower. If it's too pricey, just do yourself a favor and buy a regular copy from anywhere you want and sit down and read it. Then go find his other books and do the same. Very special. We have listed several limited edition prints of illustrations from from this title on ABE. Bookseller Inventory # 1607030004

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Title: Tales from Outer Suburbia *Signed 1st ...

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No dustwrapper as issued

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street?Or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass?Do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night?Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.

About the Author:

Shaun Tan has been illustrating young adult fiction and picture books since 1996 and is recognised as a leading creator of 'sophisticated picture books'. The Lost Thing, 2000, described as Gary Larson meets Jeffrey Smart, contrasts the casual 'What I did on my holidays' narrative with bizarre, freakishly surreal scenes. In 2002 The Red Tree won Patricia Wrightson Award, NSW Premier's Literary Awards and was an Honour Book in the 2002 CBCA awards In 2007 Shaun's brilliant wordless book, The Arrival won The NSW Premier's Book of the Year and the Community Relations Commission Award, the 2007 CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award and achieved a Special Mention in the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award.Shaun's honours include the International Illustrators of the Future Contest (1992, the Spectrum Gold and Silver Awards, the Aurealis and Ditmar Awards for Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and the 2001 World Fantasy Award as Best Artist.

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