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Rules of Summer

By Shaun Tan   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545639125 Hardcover
48 Pages | 10.94" x 11.84" | Ages 4 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545639132 Ebook
48 Pages | Ages 4 & Up

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival!

Never be late for a parade.
Never forget the password.
Never ruin a perfect plan.

It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in?

As usual, master artist and storyteller Shaun Tan shows us the strange truth of ordinary things — rules, relationships, despair, and hope — as only he can.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Rules of Summer:

* "At its heart, this is a story about sibling relationships, and Tan artfully captures the frustration, sadness, and joy of what it means to be brothers. The sophistication of the visual narrative paired with the simplicity of the text invites multiple readings and opportunities for discussion. Sumptuous and sincere-this title is a winner." —School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for The Arrival:

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

* "Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfills but also expands the potential of its form." —Booklist, starred review

* "Few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Tales From Outer Suburbia:

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

* "Graphic-novel and text enthusiasts alike will be drawn to this breathtaking combination of words and images." —Kirkus, starred review

"Tan's work overflows with human warmth and childlike wonder." —The New York Times

Praise for The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook:

* "The sharing of unfinished work is a generous gesture, and the collection is a treasure trove for any young artist who wants to know more about how ideas are captured on paper." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Unmistakable are his flawless craftsmanship, his organically industrial yet timeless aesthetic, and his lyrically haunting style and tone . . . A powerful springboard for the imagination." —Booklist, starred review