02 May 2011

Lost & Found by Shaun Tan

Three beautifully illustrated tales tell simple stories of life as it truly is, was, or could be. "The Red Tree" offers hope to a little girl who feels all alone in a big, confusing world. "The Lost Thing," without a home, finally finds a place to belong, and is happier for it. And pain, loss, change, and desire all comes forth though "The Rabbits" (as written by John Marsden). There isn't much joy in this collection of stories, but there are fascinating bits of true feelings and deep-seated emotion, as well as a glimpse of a complicated world cut down into bare-bones letters and paint strokes. No doubt that there is something for everyone between the cover of this collection. Teens will imagine the future, children will find joy in the colors and the details as they exist on the page in the here and now, and adults will see a pure reflection of the past.
Call number: YA GRAPHIC TAN (Teen Room)

Reviewed by kate the librarian

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