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y separately published work icon Cicada single work   picture book   children's   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Cicada
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'Cicada work in tall building.

'Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.

'No sick day. No mistake.

'Tok Tok Tok!

'Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, Cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens ...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2018 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 June 2018.

      ISBN: 9780734418630, 9780734418647
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Arthur A. Levine Books ,
      2019 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Edition info: First American Ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 29 January 2019

      ISBN: 9781338298390

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon [Review] Cicada Astrid Edwards , 2018 14402566 2018 single work review
— Review of Cicada Shaun Tan , 2018 single work picture book

'Cicada is a work that packs a punch regardless of your age. Shaun Tan had my family – my 62 year old mother and 46 year old partner, as well as my 7 and 4 year old nieces – quiet, contemplative and on the edge of their seats.'  (Introduction)

Shaun Tan's New Picture Book Cicada Captures the Life Cycle of Office Drudgery Claire Nichols , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2018;

'An unappreciated green cicada sits behind a computer every day, doing data entry for a nameless organisation.' 

Shaun Tan's Cicada : A Meditation on Belonging and Bullying – in Pictures 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 29 June 2018;

'In his latest picture book, acclaimed Australian illustrator, writer and film-maker Shaun Tan explores the ponderous themes of migrant workers and workplace bullying through the voice of a hardworking insect who has toiled away, unappreciated and without promotion, alongside humans in a grey office block for 17 years.

'The author of award-winning books including The Rabbits, The Red Tree and The Arrival, as well as Oscar-winning short film The Lost Thing, reveals behind the scenes of the horrifying and humorous story, showing us the sketches and moveable sculptures that ultimately allowed Cicada to fly. '  (Introduction)

 

y separately published work icon [Review] Cicada Astrid Edwards , 2018 14402566 2018 single work review
— Review of Cicada Shaun Tan , 2018 single work picture book

'Cicada is a work that packs a punch regardless of your age. Shaun Tan had my family – my 62 year old mother and 46 year old partner, as well as my 7 and 4 year old nieces – quiet, contemplative and on the edge of their seats.'  (Introduction)

Shaun Tan's Cicada : A Meditation on Belonging and Bullying – in Pictures 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 29 June 2018;

'In his latest picture book, acclaimed Australian illustrator, writer and film-maker Shaun Tan explores the ponderous themes of migrant workers and workplace bullying through the voice of a hardworking insect who has toiled away, unappreciated and without promotion, alongside humans in a grey office block for 17 years.

'The author of award-winning books including The Rabbits, The Red Tree and The Arrival, as well as Oscar-winning short film The Lost Thing, reveals behind the scenes of the horrifying and humorous story, showing us the sketches and moveable sculptures that ultimately allowed Cicada to fly. '  (Introduction)

 

Shaun Tan's New Picture Book Cicada Captures the Life Cycle of Office Drudgery Claire Nichols , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2018;

'An unappreciated green cicada sits behind a computer every day, doing data entry for a nameless organisation.' 

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