By now you may know that Shaun Tan’s “Tales from outer suburbia” has won the Children’s Book Council Older Readers award. His art work tells stories and is very unique. Take a look at his website, which is also very interesting. It has a bio, as well as looking at his books and art work.
Book One: Foundling This first book introduces a complete fantasy world where we find that not all monsters look like monsters. Sometimes everyday people are the worst monsters of all. Author D.M. Cornish has created a world complete with maps, illustrations and very colourful characters. Rossamund is a boy with a girl’s name. He exists in a world known as the Half Continent where predatory monsters, chemical potions and surgically altered people abound. A simple journey to his first place of employment for the emperor sees him facing danger from monsters, and people – who are worse! To explore this unique fantasy world and find out more, take a look at the excellent trailer for this series.