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Cicada

By Shaun Tan | Hardback | 1 Review(s)

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Format
Hardback
Release Date
26 Jun 2018
Author(s)
Shaun Tan
Publisher
Hachette Australia
ISBN-13
9780734418630
Dimensions
223mm x 285mm x 9mm
Pages
32
Format
Hardback
Release Date
26 Jun 2018
Author(s)
Shaun Tan
Publisher
Hachette Australia
ISBN-13
9780734418630
Dimensions
223mm x 285mm x 9mm
Pages
32

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18 Jul 2018

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Australian author Shaun Tan combines his wonderful illustrations and design with simple text to produce sophisticated picture books. The limited narrative on each page prompts deeper thoughts and further questions and he always confronts a social, political or historical issue. Cicada is lonely and works in an office over seventeen years, unappreciated and unnoticed but faithful to his employing company – a lifecycle with a difference is probably the best way to describe this story. He’s a cicada wanting to fit in and find his place of belonging. There are ‘big adult’ ideas that come through and Shaun has a way of letting emotion build as you read the very simple text which is a very unique clever skill in literature. There are extensive teacher notes available in store too that would be useful in exploring the themes that arise. Shaun states that his father was an influence in the character of Cicada as he was an immigrant from Malaysia, working hard and caring deeply for his family. Whilst this is a picture book, it is not for the very young but probably best suited for aged ten plus and adults will find it very engaging.

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