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The Viewer
Author: Gary Crew

ISBN: 9780734411891
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 11 October 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 26.1 x 0.7
Description:
Inside, the box was crammed with treasures, each more intriguing than the last his eyes glistened with delight at the promise these wonders held Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated. Tristan becomes more and more drawn in to the world of the disks, and eventually disappears. The book is full of metaphors and symbols of seeing and watching, circularity and never-endingness, in a complex, fantastical tale, which was Shaun Tan s first picture book.

About The Authors

Gary Crew has an outstanding reputation as a writer of Young Adult fiction and innovative picture books. His numerous prizes and awards include CBC Book of the Year: Older Readers for Strange Objects and Angel s Gate (1991 and 1994) which also received widespread international recognition; CBC Honour Book for Memorial (2000), CBC Picture Book of the Year for First Light (1994); CBC Picture Book of the Year for The W...

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