The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 15, No 3 (2011)

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Lost and Found - Thoughts on Childhood, Identity and Story

Shaun Tan

Abstract


?In September 2011, Shaun Tan presented the Sir John Quick Memorial Lecture for La Trobe University in Bendigo, Australia. This annual public lecture commemorates Sir John Quick, a lawyer, politician and author, who was a principal contributor to the formation of Australia as an independent nation and to the writing of its constitution, and presents major public figures in social expression and contribution.

Shaun’s lecture considers the development of his awareness and appreciation of art, literature and the child's world, and includes very honest and revealing musings on art, his life, and fame, and how the imagination of children through literature is so important.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680