By: Shaun Tan
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780734410672


Rules of Summer is a deceptively simple story about two boys, one older and one younger, and the kind of rules that might govern any relationship between close friends or siblings.

Rules that are often so strange or arbitrary, they seem quite impossible to understand from the outside.

Yet through each exquisite illustration of this almost wordless narrative, we can enjoy wandering around an emotional landscape that is oddly familiar to us all.


This book was included in our October 2013 Picture Story Standing Order selection.