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Cicada

by Shaun Tan

The story of a cicada who works in an office, and all the people who don’t appreciate him. The new picture book from multi-award-winner Shaun Tan, author of The Arrival, The Lost Thing and Rules of Summer.

Cicada work in tall building.
Data entry clerk. Seventeen year.
No sick day. No mistake.
Tok Tok Tok!

Cicada works in an office, dutifully toiling day after day for unappreciative bosses and being bullied by his coworkers. But one day, cicada goes to the roof of the building, and something truly extraordinary happens

A story for anyone who has ever felt unappreciated, overlooked or overworked, from Australia’s most acclaimed picture book creator.



About Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan's award-winning books include the highly acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival, The Lost Thing, The Red Tree, The Rabbits and Tales from Outer Suburbia. In 2011, Shaun won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film version of his book The Lost Thing, and was presented with the Dromkeen Medal for services to children s literature in Australia. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and as an animator on the Academy Award-winning short film adapted from his book The Lost Thing. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have won many prizes both in Australia and internationally.

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