The Bird King and Other Sketches

Author(s): Shaun Tan


The bird king, the anthropologists, the thing in the bathroom, the paraffin-oil koala, the secret birthday party...what do they all have in common? Nothing! Except for the fact that they all come from the sketchbooks of Shaun Tan, acclaimed creator of The Lost Thing, the Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia. Also selected by the artist are preliminary drawings for book, film and theatre projects, portrait and landscape studies, along with pages from travelling notebooks. All off a special insight into the daydreams of a celebrated author an illustrator. REVIEWS of SHAUN TAN "visual eloquence" The New York Times "This may be the most beautiful book you'll see all year." The Guardian "His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words." Sydney Morning Herald SELLING POINTS * Never before published work from this extremely popular author/illustrator * Collectible book for artists, graphics students and others among Shaun's large, worldwide fan base * Suitable for use in primary and secondary art


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  • : 9781922081575
  • : Windy Hollow Books
  • : Windy Hollow Books
  • : 0.25
  • : September 2020
  • : {"length"=>["19"], "width"=>["14"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : April 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 741.6092
  • : Apr-16
  • : Paperback
  • : Shaun Tan