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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Tales from Outer Suburbia
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Through 'fifteen intriguing illustrated stories' Shaun Tan 'reveals the quiet mysteries of everyday life: homemade pets, dangerous weddings, stranded sea mammals, tiny exchange students and secret rooms filled with darkness and delight.' (Publisher's blurb)

Exhibitions

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Adaptations

Tales from Outer Suburbia 2013 single work drama children's

Notes

  • Dedication: To Paul (who always enjoys a good expedition) Perth, W.A.
  • Selected as one of the New York Times's Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has some Japanese-related content, and has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Chinese.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Water Buffalo, Shaun Tan , 2005 single work short story (p. 6)
Note: illus.
Eric, Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), 2008 single work short story picture book young adult
'Eric is eternally curious and effortlessly charming - a house guest whose approach to the world will capture your heart.' (From the publisher's website.)
(p. 8-19)
Note: illus.
Broken Toys, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story
A Japanese man in an old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit mysteriously appears, still dripping, in a suburban street.
(p. 20-27)
Note: illus.
Distant Rain, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 28-35)
Undertow, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 36-39)
Note: illus.
Grandpa's Story, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 40-55)
Note: illus.
No Other Country, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 56-63)
Note: illus.
Stick Figures, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 64-69)
Note: illus.
The Nameless Holiday, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 70-73)
Note: illus.
The Amnesia Machine, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 74-75)
Note: illus.
Alert but Not Alarmed, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 76-79)
Note: illus.
Wake, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 80-81)
Note: illus.
Why Not Make Your Own Pet, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 82-83)
Note: illus.
Our Expedition, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 84-91)
Note: illus.
Night of the Turtle Rescue, Shaun Tan , 2008 single work short story (p. 92-93)
Note: illus.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2008 .
      image of person or book cover 8610852256999705327.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 96p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: June 2008.
      ISBN: 9781741149173 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Arthur A. Levine Books ,
      2008 .
      image of person or book cover 6589578050409498338.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 92p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780545055871, 9780545055888 (pbk.)
    • Toronto, Ontario,
      c
      Canada,
      c
      Americas,
      :
      McClelland and Stewart ,
      2008 .
      image of person or book cover 4562214771083590394.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 92p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780771084027
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
      image of person or book cover 984190859994306355.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 96p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2016

        Includes a bonus Jigsaw Puzzle.

      ISBN: 9781760294410
Alternative title: Piccole storie di periferia
Language: Italian
    • Milan,
      c
      Italy,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Rizzoli ,
      2008 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: [96] p.p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9788817026123

Works about this Work

The Association for Children's & Youth Literature (AKJ) : Arbieitskreis Fur Jugendliteratur Robyn Sheahan-Bright , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 32 no. 2 2017; (p. 4-9)

'One of the many benefits of attending biennial International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Congresses in different countries, hosted by national sections, is meeting and befriending those engaged in book promotion all over the world and discovering how similar we are, despite our cultural differences. Doris Breitmoser has worked for The Association for Children's and Youth Literature (AKJ) Arbeitkreis fur Jugenliteratur for twenty years and has been its director since 2002. We met at the IBBY Congress in Santiago, Spain in 2010, again in 2014 in Mexico City, and most recently in 2016 in Auckland , NZ. Doris's work with AKJ is truly inspiring and so I share it with you here.' (Introduction)

Books That Changed Me : Meg McKinlay Megan McKinlay , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 4 December 2016; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 4 December 2016; (p. 15)
Emotions as Landscapes : Specters of Asian American Racialization in Shaun Tan's Graphic Narratives Jeffrey Santa Ana , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Drawing New Color Lines : Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives 2015; (p. 145-164)
Into the Frame : Graphic Novels Sally Zwartz , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , July vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 10-13)
Drawn Back to Suburban Reality Victoria Laurie , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 May 2012; (p. 15)
Strange Days, Clear Ways Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 May 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work short story picture book
Book of the Week Melanie Coombs , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 8 June 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work short story picture book
Suburban Reality Check Stephanie Owen Reeder , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 June 2008; (p. 18)

— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work short story picture book
Suburban Surreal Estate Angie Schiavone , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 June 2008; (p. 36)

— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work short story picture book
On My Bedside Table Sue Scott , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 June 2008; (p. 28)

— Review of Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , 2008 selected work short story picture book
Suburban Dreaming Rosemary Neill , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 7)
Books that Blur the Lines Ronni Phillips , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 June 2008; (p. 6-7)
Know the Author Illustrator : Shaun Tan Linnet Hunter (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 23 no. 4 2008; (p. 10-13)
Linnet Hunter interviews Shaun Tan about his compelling artwork and the 'imaginative universes' he continues to create, showcased in his latest book Tales from Outer Suburbia. Tan discusses the interplay between the words and pictures that produce his 'style' of illustration and some of the reasons his latest picture book is also formatted as a collection of short stories.
Telling Tales with Shaun Tan Clare Kennedy (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 16 no. 4 2008; (p. 6-7)
Kennedy shares, and comments on, some of Tan's reflections on the imagery within his work.
Children Are the Winners Angie Schiavone , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 August 2009; (p. 33)
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