A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from herbedroom ceiling, threatening to overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wakeup with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around aworld that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken bya myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girlreturns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grownto fill the room with warm light. Astonishing Australian artist,Shaun Tan's latest creation, The Red Tree, is a book about feelings- feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words. It isa series of imaginary landscapes conjured up by the wizardry of hismasterful and miraculous art. As a kind of fable, The Red Treeseeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable,they are always tempered by hope.