The Lost Thing

The Lost Thing A kid finds a lost thing on the beach when he s scavenging for his bottle top collection The thing is a large freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot bellied stove Shaun Ta

  • Title: The Lost Thing
  • Author: Shaun Tan
  • ISBN: 9780734403889
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • A kid finds a lost thing on the beach when he s scavenging for his bottle top collection The thing is a large, freakish creature that looks like a cross between a crab and a pot bellied stove Shaun Tan s unparalleled artwork accompanies the humorous What I Did on My Holidays narrative Ages 4 8 Shortlisted for CBCA 2001.

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    About “Shaun Tan”

    1. Shaun Tan

      Shaun Tan born 1974 is the illustrator and author of award winning children s books After freelancing for some years from a studio at Mt Lawley, Tan relocated to Melbourne, Victoria in 2007 Tan was the Illustrator in Residence at the University of Melbourne s Department of Language Literacy and Arts Education for two weeks through an annual Fellowship offered by the May Gibbs Children s Literature Trust 2009 World Fantasy Award for Best Artist.2011 he won his first Oscar in the Category Best Short Animated Film for his work The Lost Thing

    281 thoughts on “The Lost Thing”

    1. كتاب عميق، مؤثر، ويأخذك إلى نقطة بعيدة في داخلك، لكي تفهم نفسك والعالم أكثر. شون تان فيلسوف فذ وكاتب مبدع وفنان عبقري كتبه تقرأ أكثر من مرة، خاصة في مواسم الحزن والغربة.


    2. This incredible book was made into an academy award winning short film. The Australian artist and illustrator, Shaun Tan, is the Midas of the visual world. His innovative illustrations speak volumes.Plot: A boy , still curious due to his youth, discovers an odd creature at the beach, a 'Thing' that appears lost. In this mundane monotonous world of sepia, The Lost Thing, goes by relatively unnoticed. The boy sets out to find the Lost Thing a home. Themes: The Lost Thing explores how curiosity and [...]


    3. I am having a moment of going through my collected works of Australian illustrator Shaun Tan. So far this year I have worked my way through what I consider his masterpiece The Arrival and his more recent The Singing Bones. WhileThe Lost Thingis probably not my favourite of his works, it is still an outstanding picture book. There is actually very little to read but you can spend ages pouring over the illustrations including the wonderful background collages of industrial drawings, algebraic equa [...]



    4. Well, actually I finished watching it! As I couldn't find the soft copy anywhere, I just watched the short film that Shaun Tan made from this book and yes, I loved it! That was obvious though! His books never fail to amaze me!! <3


    5. E allora?Un ragazzo occhialuto e spettinato nota una strana creatura sulla spiaggia. Una cosa strana, una specie di teiera con i tentacoli. Sembra spaesata, o forse solamente abbandonata. E si lascia avvicinare senza timore dal ragazzo che decide di cercarne il proprietario.I due iniziano quindi a girare per la città in silenzio alla ricerca del Posto per la Cosa smarrita che, apparentemente, nessuno vuole.In questo peregrinare notiamo tante cose strane che riusciremmo a vedere tranquillamente [...]


    6. Well, I’ve loved the other books I’ve read by this author-illustrator, and he recently won an Oscar for a film adaptation of this book (an Academy Award winning animation short I’ve not seen, yet) so I was sufficiently curious to get and read a copy of the book. And, yes, I want to see the film; I can see it being an excellent short.It’s probably not fair that I compare all Tan’s books with the brilliant The Arrival or even The Red Tree; those books are so amazing. This one is terrific [...]


    7. I loved this book. The illustrations are a weird combination of dark/depressing and funny/ironic. It is a dark, mechanical world. Very dystopian, but the characters do normal and very dorky things that make it funny. The text by itself would seem ordinary, which is part of the magic of this book, because it fools the reader into thinking they will see something familiar in the illustration. Of course there is nothing boring or cliche about the illustrations. In fact, it is completely unpredictab [...]


    8. Çok mühim işler yaptığımız hayatlarımızda neleri göz ardı ediyoruz, neleri kaçırıyoruz ya da neleri görmek istemiyoruz bunlara cevap niteliğinde bir çizgi hikaye. Shaun Tan'ın hayal gücü ve eşsiz çizgileri ile birlikte güzel bir kitap.


    9. I'm only giving it 4 stars because it wasn't *quite* as magical as The Red Tree. The main character finds a Lost Thing on the beach. It's huge and red and looks kind of like a giant coffee pot with tentacle-y feet. No one wants it; where does it belong? And who is responsible now that it has been Found?This is another engrossing picture book for older readers, with endless details to be appreciated in the collage illustrations, from bits of text ("No office desk is complete without a good spool [...]


    10. I read this straight through in the Oxford Street Bookshop (took less than five minutes), and only did the 'you're not crying in the shop!' thing once, which is good going for a Shaun Tan.Then I went and bought it, and spent a total of an hour pouring over all the hundreds of tiny details on the train. So beautiful, and utterly wrenching. He writes of kids' magic: all the things you see before the grown up world trains you out of seeing what's really there.



    11. إيه ده! في جمال ورقة كدة يا ربي؟youtube/watch?v=CVV7kCaution: This will make you cry (happy tears).


    12. Pekný príbeh o stratených veciach - pekne vyrozprávaný a pekne nakreslený. Potešila ma scrapbookovitosť jednotlivých stránok, aj hlbšie prepojenie textu s grafikou. Škoda, že preklad sa týkal len textu-textu a nie textu v kresbách; anglicky nehovoriacim tak ujde kopec drobných náznakov a hrátok.Prvá veta:Hovoríte, že chcete počuť príbehPosledná veta:Lebo mám príliš veľa inej práce alebo čo. výzva 2017:122. dočítaná kniha


    13. Shaun Tan öyle güzel atmosfer yaratıyor ki çizdiği evrenerin var olduğuna inanasım geliyor. Sokaktaki garip varlıkların peşinde gezerken veya bir borunun ucunun nereye çıktığını bulmaya çalışırken kaybolduğumu hayal edebiliyorum.


    14. PERSONAL RESPONSEI like this book very much because of the magic that it has. I also loved the illustrations that I believe were made by the author (Shaun Tan)OTThe Lost Thing is a story about Shaun, a young guy that likes to collect bottle tops. One day Shaun was walking by the beach looking for bottle tops for his bottle tops collection when he saw a strange creature. The creature looked like a mix of a big red boiler with crab claws and tentacles. It seemed like everyone was too busy to pay a [...]


    15. Title and brief summary: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, this book is based around the idea of curiosity and how it decreases with age. It explores the ideas industrialisation without directly mentioning it.The implied reader: The reader needs to have some awareness of how the world is changing due to industrialisation and how it could effect the community and daily life. Themes: Creativity, loss, lost, belonging, outside the norm, apathy, imagination, suppression of imagination, distraction, pragm [...]


    16. Title and brief summary: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, this book is based around the idea of curiosity and how it decreases with age. It explores the ideas industrialisation without directly mentioning it.The implied reader: The reader needs to have some awareness of how the world is changing due to industrialisation and how it could effect the community and daily life. Themes: Creativity, loss, lost, belonging, outside the norm, apathy, imagination, suppression of imagination, distraction, pragm [...]


    17. Awards: Children's Book Council of Australia Award Nominee for Picture Book of the Year - Honour Book (2001), Aurealis Award for Convenor's Award for Excellence (2000)Grades: 2-8A boy out collecting bottle tops notices something strange and lost looking on the beach. He decides to take it home after deciding that it is a "lost thing." Most people don't even notice it until he points it out. His parents don't want him to keep it, so the following day he goes out to find a place for the lost thing [...]


    18. It's strange that something so large can be missed (unseen) by so many people, even the main character's parents when it clearly takes up half the living room! The fact the conversation shifts so quickly and easily suggests that life is too fast paced to enjoy or too full of flashy attention-grabbing objects. It points to the acceptance of routine without stopping to appreciate life itself. I liked the image of the arrow he was following which was juxtaposed against the usual arrows which were s [...]


    19. he sounds so Singaporean. KUDOS for a Chinese in Oz! Beautifully illustrated, this book is wonderful.A short history from shauntan:Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the “good drawer” which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance art [...]


    20. The humor in this book - both written and visual - make it arguably my favourite picture book of all time. The fact that the much of the art (including the cover) playfully references some of my favourite artists doesn't hurt, either.I'm adding to this review to mention that the animated short film of 'The Lost Thing' - many years in the making - has just this year (2011) made the shortlist for the academy awards. And so it should. The story's comments on isolation, community, society and connec [...]


    21. "Some things are like that, he said,they are just plain lost."Свива сърцето и го усмихва едновременно.И разкошни илюстрации.I still think about that lost thing from time to time.Specially when I see something out of the corner of my eye which doesn’t quite fit.You know, something with a weird, sad sort of look.I see that kind of thing less and less these days.Maybe there aren’t many lost things around any more.Or maybeOr maybe I just stopp [...]


    22. I feel this book could really help children with writing description in their own stories. A really nice story about accepting and helping people and their diffferences. kind of like a sweeter version of Armin Greder's The Island.



    23. Sú veci a veci a niektoré sú aj stratené aby mohli byť nájdené. Čo na pohľad vyzerá byť jednoduché takým nemusí byť. O čom je táto útla ilustrovaná kniha od austrálskeho autora? No, prečítajte si zadnú stranu či záložkueď ako sa k nim prelúskate cez strany knihy.Prečo? Lebo jednoduchý opis je zbytočný. Táto kniha prináša jeden príbeh zo života v neznámom meste i svete. Ale príbeh je to ten, čo sa možno už aj vám prihodil, len sa akosi vytratil z blízke [...]


    24. Title and brief summary: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, this book is based around the idea of curiosity and how it decreases with age. It explores the ideas industrialisation without directly mentioning it.The implied reader: The reader needs to have some awareness of how the world is changing due to industrialisation and how it could effect the community and daily life. Themes: Creativity, loss, lost, belonging, outside the norm, apathy, imagination, suppression of imagination, distraction, pragm [...]


    25. Title and brief summary:This book is based around the idea of curiosity and how it decreases with age. It explores the ideas industrialisation without directly mentioning it.The implied reader:The reader needs to have some awareness of how the world is changing due to industrialisation and how it could effect the community and daily life. Themes:Creativity, loss, lost, belonging, outside the norm, apathy, imagination, suppression of imagination, distraction, pragmatism, bureaucracy, society, con [...]


    26. The lost thing is a picture book. It tells the story of a alien/machine like creature that the writer finds on the beach. The writer doesn't know what it is and where it has come from. He decided to take it home and because he feels that it is lost. He brings it to a lost and found but a man there tells him not to leave it here as this is the place where things are forgotten about. He gives the writer another address and the writer and the lost thing go to this place. The story deals with themes [...]


    27. Initially at first glance the story book was complexed to unfold as far as the illustrations were concerned. After analysing the picture book and reading the background information provided, we drew out key themes that became prominent. One of the themes that became more obvious was industrialism; this was portrayed clearly by the dulled, grey colours representing the lack of imagination. There was also an element of repetition and commonality within the pictures, these showed the habitual struc [...]


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