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Shaun Tan - Tales from the Inner City

Tales from the Inner City

Author: Shaun Tan; Illustrator: Shaun Tan

  • AGES 12 - 18 
  • Genre Anthologies, Fantasy, Short Stories
TALES OF THE INNER CITY is an anthology of twenty-five stories, each about a particular animal — tiger, snail, hippopotamus, shark, and so on — and how we as humans might respond to their unexpected presence with in a concrete, steel, and glass landscape: the place so many of us now call home.

Some stories deal with love and kinship, the way animals can elevate out spirit; others are about cruelty and disrepect. All are intended to be thought-provoking without being moralizing or overly political, and strange enough to invite variable readings, not unlike a series of interesting dreams.The author sees this collection as both for children and adults.