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'Combining humour and surreal fantasy, Shaun Tan pictures a summer in the lives of two boys. Each spread tells of an event and the lesson learned. By turns, these events become darker and more sinister as the boys push their games further and further.' (Publisher's blurb)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon Rules of Summer Ian Sinclair , 2017 14002436 2017 single work drama

'A performance like no other, Rules of Summer is an immersive, interactive, and multi-sensory puppetry work following the journey of two boys who experience the emotional journey of life, the unwritten rules of friendship, and a list of mysterious rules…

'See the entire theatre space come to life and experience a sensory world of sight, taste, smell, sound and touch. What rule will you break? Will you accept or reject a tasty treat? And what consequences will await?'

Source: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 48p.
      Description: col. illus.
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      • Publication date: 07 Nov 2013
      ISBN: 9781444908893
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Extent: 48p.
      Description: illus.
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      • Published 27th September 2016
      ISBN: 9780734417114
Alternative title: As Regras Do Verão
Language: Portuguese
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      Kalandraka ,
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      Extent: 48p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9789897490217

Works about this Work

Review : The Rules of Summer Deborah McPherson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 50 no. 1 2015; (p. 103)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan Hilary Smillie , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , January 2014;

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Book Covers : Exploring Book Cover Designs for Trends from the Perspective of a Book Cover Designer Peter Evans , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 29 no. 5 2014; (p. 18-20)
Review : Rules of Summer Jo Burnell , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2014; (p. 70)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Touching Texts : Adaptations of Australian Picture Books for Tablets Erica Hateley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Picture Books and Beyond 2014; (p. 108-122)

This chapter explores adaptations of three recent Australian picture books for tablet technology, attending to the effects of interactivity and digital affordances on narrative coherence and meaning. In this chapter, Hateley examines three e-texts which seek to adapt the experience of a printed picture book to a digital environment but which do so with varying levels of exploitation of digital affordances. Reading e-book and app versions of recent picture books highlights the opportunities and constraints offered by such texts in contemporary reading cultures: inside the classroom and beyond.

Sibling Rivalry Sets the Rules Blanche Clark , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 October 2013; (p. 19)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Shaun Tan's New Book : Rules of Summer : A Possible Reading Rayma Turton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 28 no. 4 2013; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Pests and Other Pets Angie Schiavone , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 November 2013; (p. 37)

— Review of Kissed by the Moon Alison Lester , 2013 single work picture book ; The Octopuppy Martin McKenna , 2013 single work picture book ; The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
A Voyage of Discovery Exquisitely Rendered Frances Atkinson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
Summertime and the Living is Easy Cefn Ridout , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 November -1 December 2013; (p. 18)

— Review of The Rules of Summer Shaun Tan , 2013 single work picture book
The View from Outside Peter Robb , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 14 September 2013; (p. 20-21, 23)
Fantastical Tale Brings Art to Life on Screen Dewi Cooke , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 25 October 2013; (p. 12)
Writing Their Way to Fame Katharine England , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 April 2014; (p. 58)
Picture Book of the Year Award - Acceptance Speech by Shaun Tan Shaun Tan , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;
Judges Comments on the Winner and Honour Books : Picture Book of the Year 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time , August 2014;
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