Rules of Summer

Rules of Summer


By (author) Shaun Tan, Illustrated by Shaun Tan

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  • Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 273mm x 308mm x 70mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 0734410670
  • ISBN 13: 9780734410672
  • Illustrations note: 4-colour
  • Sales rank: 4,473

Product description

Rules of Summer is a story about two boys and the kind of rules that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings. 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. 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. Moments of humour, surreal fantasy, and the sometimes devastating ways we interact with the people we love the most, are presented in Shaun Tan s typical thought-provoking style.

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