The Lost Thing By Tan Shaun

The Lost thing is a humorous story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at a beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns I, or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notice its presence. Each is unhelpful in their own way, strangers, friends, parents are all unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to day-to-day life. In spite of this better judgement, the boy feels sorry for this hapless creature, and attempts to find out where it belongs.


In class we are exploring this book through narrative, sequencing the story, looking at the style of language used and other writing styles such as writing a diary, letter and story to re-enact this award winning book.

The story links very well with our RE topic: ‘life choices’.

What choices will you make if you found the Lost Thing?


5 comments on “The Lost Thing By Tan Shaun

  1. to go inside the big red thing

  2. I will try to find the places it belongs

  3. I would rather go and see what was the Shaun upset about.

  4. I would rather stay with it for one week the return it back to its home.

  5. I would keep it forever if is was the boy in the lost thing

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