“Years ago we had a foreign exchange student come to live with us. We found it very difficult to pronounce his name correctly, but he didn’t mind. He told us to just call him ‘Eric’.”
As charming as he is curious, by the end of his stay this intriguing house guest will capture your heart. This story is from Shaun Tan’s award-winning collection Tales from Outer Suburbia.
“stunningly original” Anthony Browne, Children’s Laureate
“The pictures emphasise the difference in culture and experience between the host and his quirky and delightful visitor. This is a lovely little book.” Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
“Perfectly paced with the narrative moving effortlessly from words to pictures, this is a rare and beautifully realised story with strong crossover appeal.” Lindsay Stainer, Blackwells
Shaun Tan is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature.