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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.
 
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Endorsements

 

★“Glorious…a thoughtful and inviting examination of some big questions.”

- School Library Journal, starred review

 

★“Luminous poetry, prose, and artwork….They are stories and poems to sit with, to live with, to read to oneself and aloud with friends so that readers and hearers might be enveloped with the quiet wonder Tan brings to the urban landscape.”

- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

 

★“Tan’s skill as a writer provides sturdy scaffolding….Gorgeous.”

- Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

★"Read and reread slowly, savoring every nugget."

- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

“You almost can't stop yourself from saying ‘Wow...’ Tan’s work overflows with human warmth and childlike wonder.”

- New York Times Book Review, Outer Suburbia

 

★ “Astonishing…The visionary work of a master storyteller, illustrator, and designer who cares deeply about his message.”

- Booklist, starred review, Lost & Found

 

“A master of visual mystery.”

- Kirkus Reviews, Bird King

 

★ “The swirl of emotion that Tan’s artwork kicks up lingers long after the book is closed.”

- Publishers Weekly, starred review, Rules of Summer