The Lost Thing

The Lost Thing

Book - 2000
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A kid finds a lost 'thing' on the beach when he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot-bellied stove. Shaun Tan's unparalleled artwork accompanies the humorous 'What I did on my holidays' narrative.
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. :, Lothian,, 2000.
ISBN: 9780734400741
9780734403889
0734403887
0734400748
Branch Call Number: J PIC
Characteristics: [30] pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 28 cm.

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sit_walk Oct 21, 2009

It's an odd and unsettling read, but ultimately quite satisfying. The art, as always with Shun Tan, is amazing. The Lost Thing was the first book that Tan both wrote and illustrated.

drewsattack Sep 02, 2009

I can't get enough Shaun Tan!

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RDPL_SRC Jul 16, 2012

" Eventually we found what seemed to be the right place, in a dark little gap off some anonymous little street. The sort of place you'd never know existed unless you were actually looking for it."

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