An exchange student who's really an alien, a secret room that becomes the perfect place for a quick escape, a typical tale of grandfatherly exaggeration that is actually even more bizarre than he says... These are the odd details of everyday life that grow and take on an incredible life of their own in tales and illustrations that Shaun Tan's many fans will love.--from the publisher
15 short tales with his signature illustrations take the ordinary and transform it into the surreal ranging from the eerie to the elegant. Perfect for those readers whose minds naturally look at something and then wander into the place of, "What if?"
96 pages 978-0545055871 Ages 12 and up
Recommended by Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
"The thoughtful and engaged reader will take from these stories an experience as deep and profound as with anything he or she has ever read. Grades 7-12. --Jesse Karp"