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Tales from Outer Suburbia
Tales from Outer Suburbia | Shaun Tan
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'Tales from Outer Suburbia' is an inspiring collection of original stories and illustrations. Shaun Tan, creator of 'The Arrival', 'The Lost Thing' and 'The Red Tree', reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight
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Lindy
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My friend Jen recently posted a photo of her new dress (she hopes the worst thing people say about her is that she has too many dresses with watermelons on them) and I thought Littens might like to see her Shaun Tan-inspired tattoos.

julesG Like both, tattoos and dress. 6mo
twohectobooks Agh I love that dress!! 6mo
TrishB Fab ❤️ 6mo
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Lindy @twohectobooks I‘m not sure where Jen got this one, but she usually shops for dresses online. 6mo
Lindy @julesG 😁 🍉 6mo
Lindy @TrishB I forgot to mention that Jen is a youth services librarian. 😊 6mo
Erofan Cool tattoos! And 👍 dress! 6mo
TrishB I bet she‘s brilliant too 😁 6mo
Palimpsest Love the dress and the tattoos! 6mo
Lindy @Erofan @TrishB The dress and tattoos suit her personality perfectly. 😊 6mo
Soubhiville 😍 I love both! 6mo
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GatheringBooks
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#TimbitTunes Day 8: #TheSuburbs reminded of Shaun Tan. There are 15 stories in this collection, ranging from the movingly haunting to the outrightly disturbing; some have sociopolitical issues embedded in the narrative notwithstanding its surreal elements – all ingeniously crafted, skillfully woven, splashed with just the right amount of mystery, the remarkable oddity that‘s calculated yet moving in free verse. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-1x6

Cinfhen Another amazing choice!!!!! How many books have you read & reviewed???? Easily over 1000 by my estimation!!!!! 12mo
Kalalalatja Good pick! I love Tan‘s work 🙌 12mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen hahahhaha!! 🤣😂 we have been book blogging since 2010. so that gives us around 9 year database of materials to select from. and we post every day since around 2012. :) 12mo
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GatheringBooks @Kalalalatja likewise! i have his newest one but since we are doing a #womenreadwomen2019 theme, i will only be able to read it in 2020. 🤣🧚🏼‍♀️📚💕😂 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Sounds super interesting. I'll have to check out his work! 12mo
GatheringBooks @Cinfhen and @Kalalalatja fun fact: Shaun Tan sent me the full page spreads of Distant Rain via email when I informed him that I was reading it aloud for a keynote conference in Penang, his father‘s hometown. He felt that having the actual full page spreads of the poem rather than photographs of the book would be better. He has the most generous soul. @TheKidUpstairs (edited) 12mo
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GatheringBooks
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#FallIntoReading Day 26: Hands down one of my #FavAuthor(s) is the unparalleled Shaun Tan. I had the privilege of interviewing him a few years back whereby I asked him what his red tree was and his position on the place of the odd, the surreal, the strange, the complex, and the weird in picture books for children. His answers are fascinating. One of the proudest moments of our website. Here‘s the link: https://wp.me/pDlzr-5Jr

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s awesome!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
mreads I want the thing he's holding in the left picture so bad! 😁 1y
vkois88 That's so neat... and the pic on the left has me cracking up! 😂😂 14mo
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elemenopew
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Oh, Shaun Tan. How is everything you create so beautiful?

#currentlyreading #amreading #shauntan #graphicnovels #sequentialart #illustration #poetry

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kyraleseberg
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A great collection of very short stories with incredible illustrations. Some of the stories seemed a bit deep for juvenile/YA readers but those are something for them to grow into and for adults to enjoy!
I've read a few of Tan's children's books to my daughter and have now added several more to our TBR after the lasting impression this book left on me.

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kyraleseberg
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This is a YA book of short stories but I think it's pretty appealing to 31 year olds, too. Excellent writing and awesome illustrations/design layouts.

LauraBrook Shaun Tan is amazing. 2y
kyraleseberg @LauraBrook I agree! I've read a few of his children's books before and just added a bunch to my TBR after finishing this. 2y
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UrsulaMonarch
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So far, so amazing. I think I love Shaun Tan.
#beautiful #SFPL

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Kalalalatja
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Shaun Tan's Eric is kinda #insect-like. And very sweet ❤️

#JuneBookBugs

julesG I bought this book years ago for my very own (no longer little) Eric. 3y
RealLifeReading Aww I love his work 3y
Kalalalatja @julesG what a great idea! I only have Eric's story in the tagged collection, but I have been thinking of buying the book only with Eric 3y
Kalalalatja @RealLifeReading he is so talented! 👌 3y
I-read-and-eat ❤ Shaun Tan 3y
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Kalalalatja
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I love Shaun Tan. Simple as that. And I really need more of his books in my life. This awesome, little book contains weird stories, illustrations, that are to die for, and potential to be read again and again. I am so glad this is in my life ❤❤❤❤

Zelma I haven't read this one yet but I absolutely loved The Arrival! 3y
saresmoore Yes, please! 3y
Kalalalatja @Zelma I liked The Arrival better, but this book was still a great read! 3y
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Kalalalatja
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My next #readathon read 📚 I have been looking forward to reading more by Shaun Tan, and now I can't wait any longer!

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Kalalalatja
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#Bookmail right on time for the #readathon later 👌📚

Only a little under three hours to go! 👏

Bambolina_81 Stacking this one 😊 I love Shaun Tan 3y
I-read-and-eat Looks good! Shaun Tan is great 😀 3y
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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So, so good...short stories with gorgeous graphics. Loved every minute of it!! Everything about this book is exquisite-end pages, dedication, acknowledgements...cover to cover brilliance!

JanuarieTimewalker13 I took this out of the library, but if you are a book collector, I would highly recommend purchasing this because it's truly gorgeous. 3y
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nadine_swartz
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An odd, beautiful graphic novel. Definitely worth the read, if only for the gorgeously draw poem about poetry.

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LindsayReads
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Thanks to @angrylilasian for reminding me of my undying love for Shaun Tan. 💝💝💝💝💝 I love every little odd scrap that comes out of his mind. Seriously. I have yet to encounter a book of his that I didn't like and wish I had millions of dollars just to buy all his artwork. #australianauthors #FeistyFeb

angrylilasian Yay!! 😊 3y
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