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by Shaun Tan,John Marsden


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John Marsden was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1950

John Marsden was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1950. In 1969 he began an Arts/Law Degree at the University of Sydney, but soon abandoned this for a series of exotic jobs. It was not until 1978 that he found a career which suited him: that of teaching. Award-winning artist and author Shaun Tan has achieved international recognition for his work, including the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award for this book, an Honor Book Award for Memorial (with G. Crew) and The Lost Thing, an APA Design Award, an Honorable Mention at the Bologna Book Fair, three Aurealis Awards, and Spectrum Gold and Silver Awards.

John Marsden and Shaun Tan aren't afraid to write political books and more people should be educated on their work. Nov 02, 2010 Jessica Rawden rated it liked it.

In John Marsden’s The Rabbits one hears the sharp, no-nonsense, powerful voice of the natives (depicted here as numbats) who regard the ‘rabbits’ with a measure of distrust, caution, resentment, defeat, despair, and overwhelming sense of disquiet – all spoken in a matter-of-fact tone that.

In John Marsden’s The Rabbits one hears the sharp, no-nonsense, powerful voice of the natives (depicted here as numbats) who regard the ‘rabbits’ with a measure of distrust, caution, resentment, defeat, despair, and overwhelming sense of disquiet – all spoken in a matter-of-fact tone that pierces one’s being to the core. The narrative shows a linear, sequential progression with the rabbits arriving many grandparents ago (as seen in the photo above), and how the old people warned us: be careful.

A unique and alluring art book showcasing Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures based on the timeless and compelling fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

by John Marsden · Shaun Tan. 2003·. Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent. A unique and alluring art book showcasing Shaun Tan's extraordinary sculptures based on the timeless and compelling fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. In this beautifully presented volume, the essence of seventy-five fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm is wo. Writers of the Future Volume 28.

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About Shaun Tan. John Marsden is one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction

About Shaun Tan. John Marsden is one of the most popular writers of young adult fiction. His books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and he has won or been shortlisted for every major award for children's and young adult literature in Australia, including CBCA Children's Book of the Year and Picture Book of the Year, the National Book Award and numerous others. After more than thirty books he is arguably one of the best known and most respected novelists for young adults. He lives near Melbourne, where he is Principal of Candlebark School

John Marsden and Shaun Tan. TEACHERS’ NOTES. The Rabbits has the potential to have a cult following because it breaks the bounds of the usual concept of a ‘picture book’.

John Marsden and Shaun Tan. The Rabbits raises numerous points for discussion in the classroom, as it deals with so many issues. It can be used to examine aspects of the curriculum in a creative and innovative way in the areas of English, Art, Technology, Philosophy, Studies of Society and the Environment - History, Geography and Environmental Studies - from Years 5-6 through to Year 12.

John Marsden has done a couple of interesting things with the traditional story structure, especially in the final two steps. Shaun Tan writes about his work on his own blog. I highly recommend taking a look at Tan’s entry on The Rabbits if you haven’t already. Story structure of the rabbits. The native creatures are not very numerous. They are vulnerable to invasion. At first they want to get to know the rabbits. There aren’t many rabbits. But after a while too many rabbits come.

Uses rabbits, a species introduced to Australia, to represent an allegory of the arrival of Europeans in Australia and the widespread environmental destruction caused by man throughout the continent. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.Presents an allegorical story in which rabbits, an invasive species introduced to Australia, represent the Europeans who first arrived there and the subsequent environmental damage they caused throughout the continent.

Comments: (7)

Clonanau
I discovered this book years ago tucked away (one copy) on a corner shelf in an independent bookstore that had a wonderful children's book section. I read it, absorbed it, and walked away from it. It stayed with me. The next time I was at that store, I looked for it again, but couldn't find it. I couldn't even remember what the title was (I knew it had something to do with rabbits) or who the author was. To my complete lack of surprise, it wasn't something I found at the big chain bookstores, though I searched regularly. Another reviewer refers to this book as "haunting," and that is exactly right. THE RABBITS haunted me from my first reading.

I stumbled upon it again here at Amazon thanks to a review written by a complete stranger for another book by a different author, in which he referenced this book by name and author. I ordered it immediately, and am so grateful to have gotten a second chance to add it to my library.

Rabbits were introduced to Australia from Europe in the 18th century, and their effect on the ecology of that continent was devastating. Wikipedia claims they are "suspected of being the most significant known factor of species loss" in that country. Their use in this beautiful book as a metaphor for colonial destruction, both careless and deliberate -- of the environment, of native species, of indigenous culture -- is both genuis and heartbreaking.

I don't have children myself and don't know how old a child would have to be to appreciate this book rather than be bored or confused or simply put off by the bleakness of the allegory... but I know that I found it wonderful, and I am grateful to both author and illustrator for creating something that haunted me from the first time I read it to the moment I was finally able to buy and revisit it, almost six years later.

For any who are interested in the subject of cultural devastation wreaked on the aboriginal people of Australia, the depressing but wonderful movie "Rabbitproof Fence" is eye-opening.
Bodwyn
Excellent book for looking at how colonization has harmed and still harms indigenous people, specifically in Australia.

I took off one star only because my children found the illustration style a bit difficult to follow, but the story is excellent and the illustrations are astounding upon very close review. The story is very much along the lines of The Wump World, but more specific to what was done to Indigenous Australians. I'm very happy to have both books in my home library.
Moronydit
Even if it’s used it is in great condition. It’s wider than I expected. The pages have a nice child-like feel to it. Love the illustrations. Quite eerie yet totally true to our real world.
FailCrew
Surprising number of layers to this book. The artwork is very stimulating as well. The book has intrigued a range of age groups in our family. Highly recommended.
Shalinrad
Shaun Tan is one of the most talented artists in the picture books/graphic novels. This short book with huge pictures stands as one of his best. Each image is full of small details, beautiful colors, and creativity. It may be too dark for young children but anyone who enjoys beautiful paintings or art in general should find something to love in this book.

If you would like to see more of Shaun Tan's work I highly recommend his recent graphic novel release: The Arrival. It reads like an old silent film and there's no one else's words to get in the way.
Modar
Nice book, in great shape. The price was much less expensive for the paperback than the hard cover book, but was just as sturdy.
tref
This book, imho, is too stylized for young children. It is similar in vein to Dr. Seuss' The Lorax (Classic Seuss) and Bill Peet'sThe Wump World, but quite frankly, they do it better.
This book needs to be studies very carefully! It is an excellent demonstration of the effects on environmental boundary conditions for the native people in lage areas. The documentation is a great and substantial contribution to political analysis work.
The Rabbits download epub
Author: Shaun Tan,John Marsden
ISBN: 0850918782
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Language: English
Publisher: Lothian Pub Co (2000)
Pages: 32 pages