I’ve loved Shaun Tan books, but this was awful. The images were beautiful (but not revolutionary) but the real problem was the continued punishment of the two boy heroes, apparently causing deep fear unresolved by one happy illustration to end the book. Horrible. I shan’t be recommending it.
Where it came from: Work
Time and manner of reading: An in-between customer read
Where it went: Home
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Who I’d recommend it to: —
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Returning the Gift edited by Joseph Bruchac; The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley; Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher; La sombra del viento de Carlos Ruiz Zafón