The Singing Bones

The Singing Bones

Inspired by Grimms' Fairy Tales

by Shaun Tan

Hardback Publication Date: 23/09/2015

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A unique and alluring art book showcasing Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures based on the timeless and compelling fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Aurealis Awards for Best Graphic Novel/Illustrated Work

ISBN:
9781760111038
9781760111038
Category:
Children's
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
23-09-2015
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Edition:
1st Edition
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
240x185x21mm
Weight:
0.86kg
Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan 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 as an 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.

The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for animated films including Pixar's WALL-E, and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia. In 2011 he received the presitgious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature.

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