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Rules of Summer (Hardcover)

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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
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This is a powerhouse of a picture book not unlike Chris Van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.
There are inexplicable, eponymous Rules of Summer, dictated by an older
brother to his younger sibling. The rules are simple, straightforward,
and, as in familiar sibling territory, arbitrary. The art is
magnificent. Thickly textured paint creates haunting, luminous
landscapes that the younger brother must navigate until the older boy
suddenly, impulsively, forgives all (all what?) and forgets his
dictatorial edicts. In the final scenes, he lovingly rescues and
befriends his brother. Here, the colors of joy in the double-page spread
are palpable. Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival—my favorite wordless book and a Hugo Award winner—is superb again.

— Ga

Description


Never be late for a parade.
Never forget the password.
Never ruin a perfect plan.

It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in?

As usual, master artist and storyteller Shaun Tan shows us the strange truth of ordinary things -- rules, relationships, despair, and hope -- as only he can.

About the Author


Shaun Tan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City, Rules of Summer, and The Singing Bones. He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book The Lost Thing (from Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan). Shaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780545639125
ISBN-10: 0545639123
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
Pages: 48
Language: English

 

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