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The red tree

The red tree

Tan, Shaun

A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling. As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has filled the room with warm light

Book. English. Fiction 5+. General. Children's stories.
All formats and editions (2)
Published Sydney, N.S.W.: Hachette, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Shaun Tan
ISBN: 0734411375, 9780734411372
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2001.
Note: 'A Lothian children's book'.
Physical Description: [30] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Subject: Emotions Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red
Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable
Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have
been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for
illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist
Award' for his body of work. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'.


This scrumptiously illustrated children's picture book will brighten you up.
Venue||Powerfully metaphoric.
Books For Keeps||An absolutely stunning and powerful book for upper KS2.
Carol Satterthwaite (i-writing)