Lost & Found

sometimes the day begins
with nothing to look forward to 

“The Red Tree”, the first of three stories in Shaun Tan’s philosophical picture book, Lost & Found, begins with a fitting quote for a Monday morning.  The agony of waiting and enduring for something beautiful is expressed in fascinating, layered pictures. Two more stories are included:  “The Lost Thing”, now also an animated short film, and “The Rabbits” written by John Marsden.  Each story provokes thought and discussion about searching, belonging, history and the future.

Teacher notes here are geared for older children.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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