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Author and Illustrator Shaun Tan wins Academy Award

9780545229241_sm[1] Congratulations to all of last night's Oscar winners, including author and illustrator Shaun Tan! Shaun Tan won an Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated) for his film The Lost Thing, based on his picture book of the same name. The Lost Thing, never before widely available in the U.S., is one of three picture books included in a new collection of Shaun Tan’s work coming in March: Lost & Found: Three.

You can see Shaun’s Oscar acceptance speech here. Check out the full list of Oscar nominees and winners here.

Shaun Tan's previous books, The Arrival and Tales from Outer Suburbia, have been named to the lists of New York Times Best Illustrated Books, ALA Notable Children's Books, Horn Book Fanfare Books, and New York Public Library Best Books for Reading and Sharing, as well as many other Best of the Year lists. He lives in Melbourne, Australia. Visit his website for more information.

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