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by Shaun Tan

  • Author: Shaun Tan
  • ISBN: 1598899163
  • ISBN13: 978-1598899160
  • ePub: 1945 kb | FB2: 1738 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Stone Arch Books (September 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 80
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 161
  • Format: lrf txt lrf lit
The Haunted Playground (Shade Books) ePub download

Shaun Tan, The Haunted Playground (Stone Arch Books, 1998). First off: Shaun Tan rocks

Shaun Tan, The Haunted Playground (Stone Arch Books, 1998). First off: Shaun Tan rocks. We all know that now, thanks to The Arrival, which came out a couple of years ago, won pretty much every award known to man short of the Nobel Prize, and I think (but don't quote me) it may have even hit the New York Times bestseller list briefly. Too early to say, but I'm thinking it's destined for classic status (and will start hitting school curricula as soon as people figure out how to teach wordless graphic novels)

The Haunted Playground book.

The Haunted Playground book. Plot summary: When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark, and who tease him and try to persuade him to play with them until late into the night. Considerations or precautions for readers advisory: Scary and suspenseful, may scare younger readers. Genre: Fiction, Fantasy. Format: Book - print.

Shaun Tan. Hardcover published 2007-09-01 by Stone Arch Books. Alert if: New Price below. When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark, and who tease him and try to persuade him to play with them until late into the night.

Items related to The Haunted Playground (Shade Books). Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in Australia. As a teenager, Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small press magazines

Items related to The Haunted Playground (Shade Books). Shaun Tan The Haunted Playground (Shade Books). ISBN 13: 9781598898606. The Haunted Playground (Shade Books). As a teenager, Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small press magazines. Since then, he has received numerous awards for his picture books. He has recently worked for Blue Sky Studios and Pixar, providing concept artwork for forthcoming films.

Author Shaun Tan. Producer Stone Arch Books. He finds the perfect spot a huge, sandy playground. Then he meets a bunch of kids who have a mysterious treasure hunt of their own. Pages 80. Year of production 2008. RU. Gavin is obsessed with hunting for treasure with his metal detector. Gavin gets the feeling they want him to stay.

When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark.

When Gavin takes his metal detector to a new playground to hunt for lost objects, he instead discovers a group of mysterious children who only appear after dark, and who tease him and try to persuade him to play with them until late into the night.

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He finds the perfect spot-a huge, sandy playground

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Gavin is obsessed with hunting for treasure with his metal detector. He finds the perfect spot--a huge, sandy playground. Then he meets a bunch of kids who have a mysterious treasure hunt of their own. Gavin gets the feeling they want him to stay . . . forever.
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Shaun Tan, The Haunted Playground (Stone Arch Books, 1998)

First off: Shaun Tan rocks. We all know that now, thanks to The Arrival, which came out a couple of years ago, won pretty much every award known to man short of the Nobel Prize, and I think (but don't quote me) it may have even hit the New York Times bestseller list briefly. It is, quite simply, a great book. Too early to say, but I'm thinking it's destined for classic status (and will start hitting school curricula as soon as people figure out how to teach wordless graphic novels). What most of us on this side of the pond didn't know was that Shaun Tan had been quietly turning out work in his native Australia for a long, long time before that, work that got very limited release in America. It took me a couple of months after reading The Arrival to come up with a bibliography, and it's taken me a lot longer than that to find an avenue by which I can actually get my hands on some of these older books (my library dropped out of Worldcat last year, much to my dismay), but I think I've found a good dealer, and I can start getting a Shaun Tan fix regularly. Thank heaven for that.

The Haunted Playground is a very small book, balanced equally between text and Tan's trademark illustrations. The story itself is quite spare (Tan's writing, both here and in Tales of Outer Suburbia, reminds me a good deal of Caitlin Kiernan's), with just enough detail to fix the events in your mind, but the real draw here, of course, is the pictures. Tan's artwork has always seemed to me to be heavily influenced by the folks who drew for Twilight Zone: The Magazine, which was as notable for its distinctive illustrations as it was for the groundbreaking stories they routinely published. There's a bit of surrealism in there, a bit of "I'm influenced by collage but doing it by hand", and a whole lot of chiaroscuro and bleakness and claustrophobia. (Were he five to ten years older, he would have been a perfect artist for Gaiman's Sandman.) It shouldn't be a surprise that it works so well with Tan's tale here, which is exactly what the title tells you it is.

This is early work, and it has a kind of unformed feel to it. I mentioned the Kiernan angle before, but Kiernan is much more capable of coming up with an ending like this that's satisfying; with The Haunted Playground, you'll probably be left wanting to know what happened after the story ends, just as I was, but not in that overly-ambiguous sense one gets from Kiernan's best stories. Still, the illustrations almost make up for it, and if you're an established Tan fan, you obviously need to check this out. If you're not, start with The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia before digging into the earlier work. *** ½
Kerahuginn
I found The Haunted Graveyard to be rather disappointing. Overall, the story is okay, but it is not well written. While parts of the writing are fine, including a few nice descriptive passages, it is inconsistant and much of it is watered down, like an adult book that has been poorly adapted for children. With this book, Shaun Tan makes the amateur mistake of talking down to his audience, trying to simplify the writing for younger readers, but in doing so he creates awkward phrases (one that struck me as very odd was "Their laughter was more they were making fun of something this time.") and the dialog sounds a bit too contrived to be real.

Younger readers who are looking for a simple, not too scary ghost story may enjoy this book, but there are a lot of better ones out there.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
short, but good. pictures are hard to understand. sometimes I found myself lost.
Mr_TrOlOlO
While Shaun Tan is graphically exquisite, he is not a writer. I think he should stick with his art work and let someone else do the writing. Made very little sense, left no message at all. Just my opinion, Judy Hogan
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