The Resource Rules of summer, Shaun Tan

Rules of summer, Shaun Tan

Label
Rules of summer
Title
Rules of summer
Statement of responsibility
Shaun Tan
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
RULES OF SUMMER, is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of 'rules' that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem impossible to understand from the outside. Yet through each exquisite illustration of this nearly wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all. Shaun Tan draws upon his own personal experiences with a surreal snapshot of fishing adventures with his older brother, leaving a sock on the clothes line, and buildings inspired by Brunswick and greater Melbourne. As you venture deep into the story, these poetic images become darker, more mysterious and unsettling, drawing towards a redemptive ending that affirms the depth of true friendship, a bond that is equally wonderful and inexplicable
Summary
Two boys explain the occasionally mysterious "rules" they learned over the summer, like never eat the last olive at a party, never ruin a perfect plan, and never give your keys to a stranger
Tone
Illustration
Award
  • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book
  • Children's Book of the Year Award (Children's Book Council of Australia), Picture Book of the Year, 2014.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Children's Book Award, 2014.
  • School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2014.
  • USBBY Outstanding International Book, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300288
Cataloging source
NOV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Shaun
Dewey number
A823.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For children
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Summer
  • Brothers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Rules of summer, Shaun Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050656315
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780734410672
Isbn Type
(hardback) :
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
Rules of summer, Shaun Tan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050656315
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780734410672
Isbn Type
(hardback) :
Other physical details
colour illustrations

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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