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Cicada
2019
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"Cicada is overworked, under appreciated, and generally discriminated against--but after seventeen years, it's time for a change." --Provided by publisher. - (Baker & Taylor)

A hardworking cicada that is unappreciated for seventeen years at his data entry job makes a transformation that brings him back to his forest origins. - (Baker & Taylor)

A hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for all that he does makes a transformation into something remarkably beautiful, in a celebration of personal ambitions and growing up by the Academy Award-winning creator of The Singing Bones. - (Baker & Taylor)

From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond
- (Scholastic)

From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond

Cicada tells the story of a hardworking little cicada who is completely unappreciated for what he does. But in the end, just when you think he's given up, he makes a transformation into something ineffably beautiful. A metaphor for growing up? A bit of inspiration for the unappreciated striver in all of us? Yes, yes, and more.
- (Scholastic)

Author Biography

Shaun Tan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City, Rules of Summer, and The Singing Bones. He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book The Lost Thing (from Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan). Shaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.
- (Scholastic)

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From the visionary Shaun Tan, an inspirational story for older picture book readers and beyond
- (Scholastic)

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