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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Broken Toys
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A Japanese man in an old-fashioned deep-sea diving suit mysteriously appears, still dripping, in a suburban street.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to Japanese languages and peoples. Tales From Outer Suburbia (the collected work) is indexed as an adult book, but the affiliation applies because it has been reviewed as a children's work and won multiple children's literature awards.

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    y separately published work icon Tales from Outer Suburbia Shaun Tan , Shaun Tan (illustrator), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008 Z1450931 2008 selected work single work short story art work young adult (taught in 13 units)

    'do you remember the water buffalo at the end of our street?

    or the deep-sea diver we found near the underpass?

    do you know why dogs bark in the middle of the night?

    Shaun Tan, creator of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, 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.'

    Source: Back cover.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2008
    pg. 20-27
    Note: illus.
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