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Lothian Books, 2003 - Children's stories - 30 pages
This moving and evocative story interweaves themes of war, memory, and conservation, and brings the legend of the Anzacs to a new generation. Ages 9+. Honour Book, CBC Picture Book of the Year Awards 2000.

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Members of three generations share their thoughts about the memorial tree in their town which is going to be cut down. Though the focus of the conversation is on the tree, the focus of the story ... Read full review

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Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne.Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as THE RABBIT, THE RED TREE, THE LOST THING, and the acclaimed wordless novel THE ARRIVAL, have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E . His short film, The Lost Thing (based on his book), was released on DVD in November 2010 (Madman Entertainment).

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