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Tales from the Inner City

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  37 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
TALES FROM THE INNER CITY is a collection of incredibly original stories, rich with feeling, strangely moving, almost numinous. And when the reader comes to the artwork, it's like walking into an amazing room, and then throwing open a curtain to see a brilliant scene that makes you understand and appreciate everything you've encountered in a deeper way.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 25th 2018 by Arthur A. Levine Books (first published September 2018)
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T.D. Whittle
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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'Your money is meaningless to us,' said the bears. 'You grasp economics with the same clawless paws you use for fumbling justice.'

And, once again, the bears showed us.

There they were, God help us, the Ledgers of the Earth, written in clouds and glaciers and sediments, tallied in the colours of the sun and the moon as light passed through the millennial sap of every living thing, and we looked upon it all with dread. Ours was not the only fiscal system in the world, it turned out. And worse, our
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Maxwell Leaning
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite dreamlike and surreal. The advanced reader's copy we received at the bookstore had only a handful of stories, however they were unique and intriguing and the illustrations were phenomenal. I look forward to getting a chance to read the full thing.
Michelle
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Shaun Tan! This time focusing on the relationship between humans and animals, with amazing artwork to go along with the short stories. Some of my favorites were: Crocodile, Dog, Cat, Bear, Owl, and Rhinoceros.
Brianna
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a gorgeous books. Review TK for Kidsreads or Teenreads.
Jürgen Peeters
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mijn recensie van 'Verhalen uit de binnenstad' verscheen op 'Tzum'

http://www.tzum.info/2018/09/recensi...
Katy Wineke
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Preview chapters only. Beautiful, can’t wait to see the rest.
Rebecca
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, reviews
This book is peculiar, intelligent and beautiful all in one. It consists of a number of different short tales, each from a different perspective and featuring a different animal, and issue, in each. There are absolutely stunning illustrations throughout, sometimes pages at a time - this method of showing rather than telling really worked for me - which accompany each story. Some of the illustrations are eerie, dark and telling while others are really beautiful and full of colour; the illustratio ...more
Darby Hudson
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
So excited to get my paws on this. The first thing I thought on finishing it was The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allensburg (and his animal centric Jumanji).

Wasn't sure to 4 or 5 this. The balance of assured and sometimes beautiful prose (and poetry) with out-of-this-world illustration sometimes works, sometimes distracts. His visuals are so complete yet mysterious on their own, I sometimes found myself niggled by the impurity of narrative forced on the illustration. The art work is
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Greg Wilson
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Undeniably genius.
Joelle
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
my favourite stories =
lungfish
&
bears with lawyers
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Reviewing for professional magazine, see review (you won't want to miss it) there!
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Shaun Tan (born 1974) is the illustrator and author of award-winning children's books. After freelancing for some years from a studio at Mt. Lawley, Tan relocated to Melbourne, Victoria in 2007. Tan was the Illustrator in Residence at the University of Melbourne's Department of Language Literacy and Arts Education for two weeks through an annual Fellowship offered by the May Gibbs Children’s Liter ...more