Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. So many wonderfully unique short stories and beautiful illustrations. Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2019. Tales from the Inner City is a gorgeously written and illustrated volume featuring Shaun Tan’s paintings and drawings, one that invites the reader into a wildly imaginative, surreal world. Fantastically fantastic and surreal to get deep messages across. I'm stunned/shocked from how beautiful it is. I'm a simple man, I see Shaun Tan's name on a book, I buy. I love everything Shaun Tan creates, and this is no exception. Date Published : 2018-10-23, Downloads PDF Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan. Buy "Tales from the Inner City (Walker Studio)" on Amazon How might you portray the relationship of humanity and the natural world and the threat of habitat destruction and species extinction? I love Shaun's work, but this is my favourite to date. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Tales from the Inner City is a gorgeously written and illustrated volume featuring Shaun Tan’s paintings and drawings, one that invites the reader into a wildly imaginative, surreal world. Author: Shaun Tan Perhaps, on the one hand, with the statistics of decline, or a documentary horror show–a dead de horned rhino or a sea-bird ingesting a plastic bag. Tales from the Inner City is a true gem and creative wonder in its own right, and a book that is well worth reading. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 4, 2019. Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2018. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. With twenty-five stories about animals, mixed in with poems and some gorgeous artwork, this book has something for everyone. Publisher: Walker Books Ltd ISBN: 9781406383843 Number of pages: 224 Weight: 1030 g Dimensions: 240 x 195 x 25 mm You may be charged a restocking fee up to 50% of item's price for used or damaged returns and up to 100% for materially different item. There is something here that I can't describe. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. I did not expect anything from this book, bought it on a whim. Simultaneously real and surreal. Beautiful drawings, definitely not a child's book, not sure who it is for. If you enjoy somewhat surreal tales with amazing art, check it out! There's a problem loading this menu right now. Loads of content, incredible illustrations and great accompanying stories. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Anyone who is familiar with his book 'Tales from outer suburbia' will see some similarities in this. Just amazing. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for Pixar and won an Academy Award for the short animated film The Lost Thing. The artwork is luminous, the writing, lyrical. Tales from the Inner City is a truly masterly work, bearing all of Shaun Tan’s trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations. Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2019. It explores the mysteries and wonders of the natural world, one that humans may never fully comprehend. It explores the mysteries and wonders of the natural world, one that humans may never fully comprehend. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 30, 2019, very nice illustrations, very beautiful product. Please try again. “Tales from the Inner City is a strange book for strange times, suggesting that human frailty might well find expression in dreams of tigers, bears, frogs and lungfish reclaiming our cities. To know that I am not alone in enjoying such speculation – maybe even a bit too much – is no small thing. I'll make this short. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. From crocodile to frog; tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict – of how animals can save us, and how we are entwined, for better or for worse. In 6 sentences Tan can conjure an impossible reality that can be so readily accepted and imagined. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Tales from the Inner City Limited Edition Gift Box By Shaun Tan This limited gift box edition includes an exclusive signed and numbered print. Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020. Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2020. It explores the mysteries and wonders of the natural world, one that humans may never fully comprehend. Where can we live if not in each other's shadow? Another tale that stands out to me is the one about mans relationship with dogs - through several beautiful illustrations Shaun shows that no matter where in the world you may live or what era, dog and man have always shared a connection that goes beyond time and space. Please try your request again later. I have never written a review. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. 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