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The Resource The red tree, Shaun Tan

The red tree, Shaun Tan

Label
The red tree
Title
The red tree
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Tan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a child awakens with dark leaves drifting into her bedroom, she feels that "sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to, and things go from bad to worse." Feelings too complex for words are rendered into an imaginary landscape where the child wanders, oblivious to the glimmer of promise in the shape of a tiny red leaf. Everything seems hopeless until the child returns to her room and sees the red tree. At that perfect moment of beauty and purity, the child smiles and her world stirs anew. Shaun Tan's illustrations are remarkable for the way they combine and react upon each other. He creates an otherworldly labyinth of visual ideas joined with the familiar immediacy of the little child, and condenses them into scenes of extraordinary depth and insight. Every child will appreciate the book's life-affirming message but it will be equally successful with all readers. With sensitivity and wonder, the evocative images in The Red Tree open a window to our inexplicable emotions and tell a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration
Summary
When a child awakens with dark leaves drifting into her bedroom, she feels that "sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to, and things go from bad to worse." Everything seems hopeless until the child returns to her room and sees the red tree
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
124237
Cataloging source
CaBVAU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Shaun
Dewey number
j823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emotions
  • Emotions
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The red tree, Shaun Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm49742136
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780968876831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49742136
Label
The red tree, Shaun Tan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocm49742136
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780968876831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49742136

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