The Singing Bones

by John Holbo on November 28, 2015

I’m not going to feed all that Black Friday madness, but X-Mas is a time for giving nice illustrated books. One that just came out, which I’m looking forward to getting my hands on, is Shaun Tan’s The Singing Bones. It consists of photographs of sculptures, and some text, originally just illustrating Grimm’s Fairy Tales, but I gather he branches out from there. Like this. At this point I think you can only get it from the publisher. Anyway, looks great. And if you didn’t catch his award-winning animated short, few years back, here it is. Or watch a lo-quality version on YouTube. Of course, The Arrival is his best book. I assume you’ve read it already.

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William Berry 11.28.15 at 10:39 pm

Alas, I can only cast sheep’s eyes. I have spent too much on books this season already.

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herr doktor bimler 11.29.15 at 7:57 am

I was expecting Handsome Family.

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