cover image Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan

Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan. Scholastic/Levine, $21.99 (128p) ISBN 978-0-545-22924-1

There isn't really a bad time to win an Academy Award, but Shaun Tan's timing is impeccable. His animated short film, The Lost Thing, picked up an Oscar just as the book upon which it was based returns to print in this collection. The three stories within%E2%80%94The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits%E2%80%94were previously published (separately) in Australia and made available in the U.S. by Simply Read Books (PW gave starred reviews to all three stories). This compilation also incorporates new background and notes on each from Tan (and, for The Rabbits, from John Marsden, the author of that story). With glowing critical receptions for The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tan's career had already been ascendant before his Oscar night success, and this offering should only further raise his profile. All ages. (Mar.)