First performed by Jigsaw Theatre Company to celebrate their 30th birthday as part of the National Gallery of Australia's Children's Festival, at the Small Theatre, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 6 - 9 October 2004. Director: Greg Lissaman.
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yThe Lost ThingShaun Tan,
Port Melbourne:Lothian,2000Z6683562000single work picture book children's (taught in 11 units)'A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realising it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with indifference from everyone else, who barely notice its presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day to day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathises with the creature, and sets out to find a 'place' for it.' (Source: The Lost Thing website)