Shaun Tan explores depression, imagination and hope in a wonderfully illustrated picture book: The Red Tree

Shaun Tan, The Red Tree Published in Australia and New Zealand by Hachette, 32p (first published 2001)   A couple of weeks ago a friend sent me an email saying that Riverside Theatre had a stage adaptation for The Red Tree by Shaun Tan. I couldn’t go as I had other commitments but I still… Continue reading Shaun Tan explores depression, imagination and hope in a wonderfully illustrated picture book: The Red Tree

About trauma in a book that was written more than 100 years ago

Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden. Illustrated by Graham Rust Printed by David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc., 224p   I still don’t know if I liked this novel or not. It is so idealistic that I tend to find it unrealistic. But, on the other hand, it is so innocent and powerful than you just… Continue reading About trauma in a book that was written more than 100 years ago