Title: Tales From Outer Suburbia
Author: Shaun Tan
Illustrator: Shaun Tan
Publication Information: Arthur A. Levine Books (2008)
Summary: Shaun Tan’s Tales From Outer Suburbia is a collection of short stories told through both text and illustrations. These stories are set in a sort of alternative suburbia where every home has their own missile, a secret courtyard accessible only through a hole in your attic, and stick figures roam the streets. Each of these stories provides a unique and imaginative view into subtleties that lie within suburban life.
Analysis: In total there are 15 stories that vary from one page to several, text based to highly illustrated, and from realistic to the downright absurd. The first story is told in black and white illustrations and is about a foreign exchange student named Eric (They could not pronounce his actual name) and he resembled a leaf in both size and…
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