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Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 The Viewer
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'The Viewer tells the peculiar story of a boy whose obsession with curious artefacts leads him to discover a strange box at a dump site. It proves to be an ancient chest full of optical devices, one of which captures his interest; an intricately mechanical object which carries disks of images; scenes of destruction, violence and the collapse of civilisations throughout time. The boy is afraid, but also cannot help but look into the machine time and time again as the images shift and change...' (Source: Shaun Tan's website)

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Notes

  • Aimed at older primary-school readers.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing it has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1997 .
      image of person or book cover 6571310461884797731.jpg
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      Extent: 33p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0850918286
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2003 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0734406010
Alternative title: 觀像鏡
Transliterated title: Guan xiang jing
Language: Chinese
    • Taipei,
      c
      Taiwan,
      c
      East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
      :
      遠足文化發行 ,
      2005 .
      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 9789867399366, 9867399366

Works about this Work

[Review] The Viewer Liz Derouet , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 52)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Tanya Dalgleish , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 20 no. 4 2001; (p. 43 - 44)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Joan Zahnleiter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 12)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Clare Renner , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1998; (p. 38)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 201 1998; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Tough Lester Nette Hilton , 1997 single work picture book ; The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book ; Highway Nadia Wheatley , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Joan Zahnleiter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 42 no. 2 1998; (p. 12)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Liz Derouet , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 18 no. 1 2004; (p. 52)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
Picture Books Linnet Hunter , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 201 1998; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Tough Lester Nette Hilton , 1997 single work picture book ; The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book ; Highway Nadia Wheatley , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Tanya Dalgleish , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Classroom , vol. 20 no. 4 2001; (p. 43 - 44)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book
[Review] The Viewer Clare Renner , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 6 no. 2 1998; (p. 38)

— Review of The Viewer Gary Crew , 1997 single work picture book

Awards

1998 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Artwork For Shaun Tan's illustrations.
1998 joint winner Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Crichton Award Won by Shaun Tan for the illustrations.
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