By Shaun Tan

A beautiful collection of paintings, drawings and reflections on creatures, our constant companions, from the masterful narrative artist Shaun Tan.

A creature does not necessarily represent one thing or another; it just is. A mysterious being in a mysterious world, much like you and me, trying to fit in, trying to be unique, or just trying to make sense of things as best we can, to exist. World-renowned artist Shaun Tan turns his hand to the theme of creatures. The first thing Shaun ever drew as a child was a creature, and they are still at the heart of his work. This volume collects together unseen and stand-alone drawings and paintings, along with rich and thoughtful commentary from Shaun on his inspirations. Delving deep into the timeless allure of non-human creatures, and what they might tell us about our 'normal' human selves, this book is perfect for artists, writers and dreamers alike.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529510720
  • Published: 06 Oct 2022
  • Price: £25.00
  • Size: 280 x 240 mm
  • Pages: 224

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Customer reviews


'Featured in the October Previews' The Bookseller

'[…] whether or not you are familiar with the work of Shaun Tan this book is a must. It is solace. It is wonder. It is joy.' Armadillo Magazine

'featured in the Books for Keeps Christmas gift guide.' Books for Keeps

'Its philosophical commentary and bizarre, delightful beings will appeal to imaginative, artistic 12+ dreamers.' Best children's and YA books of 2022, Guardian

'A must-have title for all fans of Shaun Tan and lovers of illustration generally.' ACHUKA

'Featured in Pen & Inc Autumn/Winter 2022 listings, highlighting the best in diversity and inclusion in children's books.' Pen & Inc

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