Tales From Outer Suburbia

Tales From Outer Suburbia

Book - 2009
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An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life that grow and take on an incredible life of their own in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's many fans will love.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2009.
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780545055871
0545055873
Branch Call Number: YA TAN S
Characteristics: 92 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

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jkeeg
Jun 16, 2015

An amazing collection of tales from an odd area- outer suburbia. It's listed as YA, but really, anyone can enjoy these stories.

ChristchurchLib Dec 01, 2014

"A lot of different words could be used to describe this book: somber, mysteriously peculiar, beautiful, magical, weird, wonderful. Amazing, offbeat illustrations bring these 15 stories to life, taking ordinary settings in the 'burbs and mixing fantasy and enchantment into them. Dreamers, artists, and others who like to use their imaginations will love the strange (and yet oddly familiar) worlds that Australian author and artist Shaun Tan creates in Tales from Outer Suburbia." Teen Scene December 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/c784f5e0-f60e-4de8-b886-48d6ca19c407?postId=fc06c11e-c513-43b4-9c4c-2c58d7550540

KateHillier Jun 06, 2014

This is an odd little book. The illustrations remind me of some of Jon Scieszka's artwork and those compliment the odd little stories really well. We have a tale about a water buffalo who gives directions, a diver who appears to a mean old neighbourhood lady known only as Mrs. Bad News, brothers exploring whether or not the world keeps going where their maps ends, and other odd little adventures that any neighbourhood (suburban or not) probably has. It didn't quite resonate with me the way I was expecting it to but the artwork - and a tale told through scraps of paper - is worth a peek.

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mgreen1989
Oct 02, 2012

I read this book not expecting to get much out of it. I was wrong this is one of the best books i've read in a long time.
I would recomend this book to any one wanting to read a short but great book.

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iespinosa
Jun 12, 2011

at North End

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jeannep
May 03, 2011

A collection of stories and artwork that is amazingly heartwarming.

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Canine_sCompanion
Jan 31, 2011

Stories that make put you into thoughts of wonder. Quirky - my love also picked it up and enjoyed it. Not an easy read for children but maybe teens

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mgreen1989
Oct 02, 2012

mgreen1989 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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