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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Small Things
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''The best art gives a voice to the voiceless parts of our lives, and Small Things does so with heartfelt precision.' Shaun Tan..

'An ordinary boy in an ordinary world...With no words, only illustrations, Small Things tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries, but who learns that help is always close by...A universal story, told simply and with breathtaking beauty, about dealing with sadness, anxiety, depression, heartache or loss, and finding your way in the world.' (Publication summary)

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    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Extent: 40p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published 24th August 2016

        For Ages: 10 - 14 years old

      ISBN: 9781742379791

Works about this Work

Glimmers of Hope in Graphically Dark Tales Cefn Ridout , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 October 2017; (p. 22)

'How well do we know our loved ones? Do we ever truly see behind the self-protective masks they present to the world, and us, or understand the deep-seated doubts that trouble them? And how would we respond if we did? Two recent graphic novels navigate these concerns in compelling if strikingly different ways.' (Introduction)

Review : Small Things Daniela Andrews , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , August 2016;

— Review of Small Things Mel Tregonning 2016 single work children's fiction
Shaun Tan Completes Graphic Novel After Author Mel Tregonning's Suicide : ‘Her Absence Made Me Try Even Harder' Lucy Clark , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 September 2016;
'Small Things tells of a lonely boy, struggling with worry. But the author also had mental health issues, and died before it was finished.'
Review : Small Things Daniela Andrews , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , August 2016;

— Review of Small Things Mel Tregonning 2016 single work children's fiction
Shaun Tan Completes Graphic Novel After Author Mel Tregonning's Suicide : ‘Her Absence Made Me Try Even Harder' Lucy Clark , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 September 2016;
'Small Things tells of a lonely boy, struggling with worry. But the author also had mental health issues, and died before it was finished.'
Glimmers of Hope in Graphically Dark Tales Cefn Ridout , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7 October 2017; (p. 22)

'How well do we know our loved ones? Do we ever truly see behind the self-protective masks they present to the world, and us, or understand the deep-seated doubts that trouble them? And how would we respond if we did? Two recent graphic novels navigate these concerns in compelling if strikingly different ways.' (Introduction)

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