Tales from outer suburbia
—Tan, Shaun, author, illustrator.
Book
2019
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"Breathtakingly illustrated and hauntingly written, Tales from outer suburbia is by turns hilarious and poignant, perceptive and goofy. Through a series of captivating and sophisticated illustrated stories, Tan explores the precious strangeness of our existence. He gives us a portrait of modern suburban existence filtered through a wickedly Monty Pythonesque lens. Whether it's discovering that the world really does stop at the end of the city's map book, or a family's lesson in tolerance through an alien cultural exchange student, Tan's deft, sweet social satire brings us face-to-face with the humor and absurdity of modern life."-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Suburban life -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre:
Short stories.
Young adult fiction.
ISBN:
9780735265226
Edition:
Paperback edition.
Description:
92 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Originally published: Toronto, ON : McClelland & Stewart, 2008.
Contents:
The water buffalo
No other country
Eric
Broken toys
The amnesia machine
Our expedition
The nameless holiday
Alert but not alarmed
Night of the turtle rescue
Make your own pet
Stick figures
Undertow
Grandpa's story
Distant rain
Wake.
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