The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook

By TAN, Shaun

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ISBN
978-0-545-46513-7
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2013  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 3 Up—A collection of sketches, drafts, and scanned ephemera from the artist who created The Arrival (2007) and Tales from Outer Suburbia (2009, both Scholastic). The initial section, "untold stories," is a series of visuals and captions, sometimes inspired by the accompanying turn of phrase and sometimes only illuminated by it, like a particularly enigmatic New Yorker cartoon. The "book, theatre, and film" section contains images familiar...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2013

A fascinating look at the creative process of one of the most celebrated and inventive graphic novelists at work today. The short essays interspersed throughout the book provide helpful context for readers to understand how Shaun Tan uses his notebooks and sketches. For examp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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