An Australian illustrator-writer, probably best known for his (often wordless) graphic novels and his animated short, The Lost Thing
, which he adapted from his similarly named picture book. Tan has a tendency to mix the fantastical with the mundane, and his books can be enjoyed by both children and
In 2011, he was awarded both an Oscar (for The Lost Thing
) and the Astrid Lindgren
Memorial Award (for his contributions to children's books).
His works include the following: