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Eric Hardcover – 1 May 2010

4.9 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Templar Publishing (1 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848775873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848775879
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 11.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Taken from Shaun Tan's superb collection of short stories ... Eric stands out as a rare thing. ... Perfectly paced with the narrative moving effortlessly from words to pictures, this is a rare and beautifully realised story with strong crossover appeal." Blackwells "Shaun Tan's Eric was originally published in a wonderful and bizarre story collection called Tales from Outer Surburbia and this is the best of the 15 stories. The everyday mundane world of urban life is brought into focus when a foreign exchange student comes to visit. While the text intimates a gentle lack of understanding of this foreigner by the narrator, 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 Norfolk Children's Book Centre In contrast, my second choice is a small, exquisite picture book, Eric by Shaun Tan (Templar). This is the tale of a strange foreign exchange student, told from the point of view of the host family. Eric is drawn as a tiny, shadowy figure living in a world of giants. The narrator hints at the "cultural things" that divide them. This is a true picture book in that the illustrations tell as much as the words do, and is that relatively rare thing: a picture book appealing equally to both adults and children. -- Anthony Browne The Guardian "an absolutely delightful little book ... such a lovely story. The beautiful illustrations encouraged my children to truly engage with the story and talk about what might be happening and what would happen next". Bestbear.co.uk


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As with many of Shaun Tan's books this is for people of any age who like to imagine.

It's a really beautiful book with a very special ending (do not skip ahead or flick through from the end!!!). The story of Eric is part of Shaun Tan's Tales of Outer Suburbia - its complete in there. But it works wonderfully in its own little book.

This would make a lovely gift. It's guaranteed to raise a little smile!!!
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My two-and-a-half-year-old picked this out for herself in the kids section of our local library and insisted I take it out for her. She really loves it and calls it "my Eric book". She even wants to take it to bed with her! She loves having it read to her, or sitting and looking at the pictures and "reading" it to herself. It is a really nice story with lovely pictures and is now well overdue to be returned! We are buying it for her as a token present for her younger sister's first birthday, because she is really attached to it, and I can see her wanting to read/have it read to her for a long while to come.
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Simply brilliant! Don't know why but it is. Short, simple, gentle and totally involving. It makes you smile. It has the feel good factor. Somehow once you have read this the world feels a better place. Read it. You won't know why but you will feel better for the experience.
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A wonderful story. Makes you think about our ability to accept those who are different from us. My class of 9-11 year olds loved it and some have bought their own copies. The book is so tactile and is a joy to hold whilst reading.
"It must be a cultural thing"
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we all need an Eric in our lives. I think I have a major crush! I've bought 5 of these as they are perfect to add to a prezzie for that little extra sparkle (not that these have any glitter - I'm talking metaphorically). Shaun Tan's imagination is second to none - if you haven't tried him this is a terrific starter. Then get the DVD of The Lost Thing - he won an Oscar for it.
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What a fantastic little book, one to be read over and over by young and not so young alike..

Really lovely story, with lots of wonderful pencil drawings,..

Do buy Eric, you won't be disappointed
One to Love, Keep and Treasure!

Enjoy ...

PS.. Can I give this 10 stars :)
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This is a touching little story, it explores, kindness, patience and understanding and in a tender way tells children how still waters run deep, and someone quiet and shy can have so much heart. The illustrations are wonderful, I loved the colour Eric brought at the end. My son remarked particularly on the illustrations. A touching and profound message well told.
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This little book (seriously, it's small than A5 which is surprising for a child's book) has a nice story and lovely illustrations. It's printed with a clear simple serif font. There's a reasonable amount of text, so it's not for beginning reader unless you're reading to them. This is the first Shaun Tan book I've bought, and I am going to buy others because this one is so nice.
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