Tales from outer suburbia

Tales from outer suburbia

Tales from outer suburbia

Scholastic / 2009

Auteur·rice : Shaun Tan


Les premières lignes / the first lines:

“Some years ago we had a foreign exchange student come to live with us...” (Eric)

Contenu / content:

A beautifully illustrated collection of beautiful short stories all full of bizarre characters living strange adventures…


Three recommended stories in the book:

Eric p 8/9

The Amnesia machine p p 74/75

Make your own pet p 82/83



Pistes/ Activities to participate in the festival:

Written production:

Eric goes back home and sends a letter to his host family with drawings and pictures of his place of living. Write the letter and illustrate it.


Oral production:

Create a robot. Make a slideshow to explain how it can be built and what it can be used for and then present it. Record a video and send it to the festival. (Maximum: 3 minutes)



Niveau 4e/3e et lycée (2nde)

Sélection en anglais