Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shaun Tan

As a perennial favorite here at Green Apple and elsewhere, you may have heard something about Shaun Tan. His stunning illustrations are imaginative and emotional; his words are thought-provoking. Lost and Found, the latest from Tan is a triple threat, with three of his previously out-of-print/hard-to-find stories bound together. " The Rabbits" is a cautionary tale of how destruction to the earth and to other beings will never end in happiness, while "The Red Tree", searches for something to hope for. As well as being a curious tale, "The Lost Thing" is also an Academy Award winning short film. Rather than babble endlessly about how much I admire this one, take a look at the trailer:

Not just for children, Lost and Found, is for anyone who can appreciate the beauty in everyday life.


Rachel said...

Oh, Shaun Tan! His book The Arrival is so amazing, I cry whenever I read it.
He is truly a brilliant artist.

kpr said...

or watch the whole thing here: