Tales from the Inner City

By Shaun Tan

Book :
Tales from the Inner City
Author/Illustrator :
Shaun Tan
Publisher :
Allen and Unwin
Suitable :
Year 4 - Year 12

From the brilliant mind of Shaun Tan comes a series of tales, reflecting on the powerful and sometimes
fraught relationship between humans and animals. Using the city as the backdrop, he explores the ways in which we co-exist and how humans can both love and inflict pain.  It’s a surreal look at the creatures we have in our lives and how they change us for better and/or for worse.  This is a unique WRITING workshop that will invite students to apply their visual literacy to develop their writing skills. A large selection of illustrations from this book will be used to inspire short pieces of writing.
Tales from the Inner City is an exhibition you won’t want to miss.  It’s powerful, provocative and extraordinary.

Links to the Western Australian Curriculum: Literature (In particular Responding to Literature), Language, Literacy, Sustainability, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, and Critical and Creative Thinking.