A boy scavenges the beach for his bottle top collection when he discovers a lost "thing"; a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot-bellied stove. Thus begins a witty and strange narrative set in a creepy, futuristic environment. Shaun Tanís artwork, collages comprised of such unusual elements as old textbook pages, oil paint, gears, and tubes, inspires young readers to figure out what goes where, and why, in this challenging mix of science fiction and puzzle book.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
This picture book was writtena nd illustrated by Tan and the result is a wonderful, warm, humourous story that will be read and enjoyed by a wide range of ages.About the Author:
Shaun Tan has an outstanding reputation for his illustrative work. He won the Crichton Award for Book Illustration (The Viewer) in 1995. His collaborative effort with John Marsden, The Rabbits was named CBC Picture Book of the Year in 1999. Memorial was his third picture book. He has been a leading science-fiction illustrator in Australia for several years; with recognition including the Illustrators of the Future Award (1991) and the Australian National Science Fiction Best Artist Award (1995, 1996). He contributes regular political cartoons to the Western Review and is the art editor and a regular contributor to Eidelon magazine.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111894965108
Book Description Simply Read Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1894965108