The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
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The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

By (author) Tim Burton

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This title presents twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind "Batman", "Edward Scissorhands", "Mars Attacks!", "Beetlejuice", "Nightmare Before Christmas", "Alice in Wonderland" among others - gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.

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  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • 16 Sep 2010
  • FABER & FABER
  • London
  • English
  • Christmas ed.
  • 0571270247
  • 9780571270248
  • 25,154

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Tim Burton is the creative genius behind Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, among others. He began his career at Disney, where his first project was a six-minute tribute to Vincent Price. His second film, the twenty-seven-minute Frankenweenie, was deemed unsuitable for children and never released in cinemas. He lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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