The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook

birdkingWritten and Illustrated by Shaun Tan

We are given a look into the raw imagination of Shaun Tan in the genesis of his creations presented in this “artist’s notebook” and hear from him on how he constructs his work from the beginning. An extraordinary showing of his original artwork as he “takes the line for a walk.” His drawings show us his vast imagination and playfulness that can only come from his creative mind. Every student and adult with an interest in art will be taken in by this true masterpiece.

Review by Sally Johnson, Woodrow Wilson ElementaryMedia Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: 5th grade and up

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The Bird King: An Artist’s Notebook
Written and Illustrated by Shaun Tan
Arthur A. Levine Books
128 pages
Release Date: February 1, 2013
ISBN: 9780545465137 (hardcover)

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