Shaun Tan's illustrations are remarkable for the way they combine and react upon each other. He creates an otherworldly labyinth of visual ideas joined with the familiar immediacy of the little child, and condenses them into scenes of extraordinary depth and insight. Every child will appreciate the book's life-affirming message but it will be equally successful with all readers. With sensitivity and wonder, the evocative images in The Red Tree open a window to our inexplicable emotions and tell a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration.
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A little red-haired girl wakens in her room one morning, “sometimes the day begins / with nothing to look forward to / and things go from bad to worse” Dry leaves that look like spiders are falling in her room, and in the gloomy outside, a huge fish looms over her head.| Read Full Review of The Red Tree
When the girl returns home, she sees a delicate red sprout growing out of her floor ("but suddenly there it is/ right in front of you/ bright and vivid/ quietly waiting"), and on the final page, she lifts her head and smiles up at a glorious flame-red tree, in the shape of a dandelion puff ("just...| Read Full Review of The Red Tree
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