Tales from Outer Suburbia

This wonderfully evocative collection of fifteen (very) short stories will have both you and your young readers poring over the stunning illustrations. Ordinary suburban life is quietly disrupted in fifteen extraordinary ways: a deep-sea diver roams the streets, a water buffalo gives directions, and a tiny alien called Eric comes to stay as an exchange student. Shaun Tan brings a flavour of the bare, remote Australian outback to his surreal tales, each of which ask us to look again at the world, and reconsider the people who don’t seem to quite fit in. Look out for when the text and the pictures are telling different stories!

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