The Rabbits offers a rich and immensely valuable perspective on the effect of man on his environment. Visually loaded and told with a passion for truth and understanding, The Rabbits aims to promote cultural awareness and a sense of caring for the natural world.
A rich and haunting allegory for all ages, all cultures.
Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red
Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable
Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have
been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for
illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist
Award' for his body of work. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'.