March 10, 2011

Book Club: Shaun Tan Lost and Found

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StacksBookClub Hi! Welcome to THE STACKS Book Club where every month we all read the same book together. Here's how it works. I'll write the blog post here announcing this month's book, why I chose it, and a question that I am interested in. You participate by writing what you think in the Comments below. Anyone can join!

This month's book is: Lost and Found: Three by Shaun Tan.

Lostandfound Why I chose this book: There are three separate stories in this book, and Shaun Tan just won an Academy Award for the animated movie, "The Lost Thing,"  based on one of the stories.

Question to Discuss: How would you adapt these stories into film if you were in charge?

To get started, take a peek at the trailer for the film here. And read this review written by Scholastic booktalker, Melissa:

Do you sometimes feel sad or lonely for no good reason? Do you think that you live in a bizarrely wonderful world with something magic just waiting around every corner? Can big problems in the world make you feel scared and small?

Lost & Found is an impossible book to describe. There are three smaller books hiding in it: a story about a very sad and lonely girl, a story about a boy who finds a lost thing, and a story about rabbits who take over everything. Each of these stories, though, is so much more, surrounded by intricate and odd pictures that tell their own complicated stories. If you're the kind of reader who likes art, puzzles, mysteries, and pictures that tell a hundred thousand words, then you MUST read everything by Shaun Tan.

I agree. Shaun Tan's artwork knocks me out. This book is a little bizarre, and a little random sometimes, but A-MAZING! I'm really curious to hear what you think of it! Leave a Comment!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. karatescience

    nice veiw on it madeeha, honastly i think i should look at some of his other books, for he is a very good writter and artist who shows the treu probloms of our socioty and way of life.

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  2. Madeeha

    I have read the book too. Its really a wonderful book to continue to read. And i felt sad that i have finished reading it too. Why dont people who didnt read yet try NOW. it can be found in lib or bookshops.

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  3. karatescience

    this is a very interesting book, the words ae sort of limited but the art design keeps you reading and thinking about life. it is a very philosophical book.

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  4. owlgirl

    You can use the blog by finding a blog entry you are interested in, pressing comment, scrolling down, and typing in your comment. Every few days Scholastic adds a new blog entry. Its a great system!!!

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  5. kellykel123

    Hey everyone I am new to this blog so if you have any information on how to do this i would really appriciate if you posted it thanks

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