Tales from Outer Suburbia

Written and illustrated by Shaun Tan
Publisher Scholastic Imprint Scholastic ISBN


Awards and Honors 2010 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Older Readers; ALA Best Books for Young Adults 2010; <i>Booklist</i> The Best of Editors’ Choice 2009; <i>Bulletin</i> Blue Ribbons 2009, Fiction; <i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Children’s Book of 2009; <i>VOYA</i> 2009 Best Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Tales from Outer Suburbia

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The suburbs are presented in a unique way in fifteen odd, whimsical, and haunting stories. Whether it is an "old palace garden" discovered inside a house or an expedition to the literal edge of a suburb, these tales follow children's lives on the margins of suburbia-the overgrown lots, movie theaters, highway underpasses, backyards, and sidewalks. These everyday spaces are invaded by a water buffalo, walking stick figures, a man in a diving suit, and other surprises. Full-color illustrations. A 2010 ALA Notable Children's Book.
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