The Arrival
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The Arrival

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"Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus "An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis "A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets "A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone "Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful." -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts "Bravo." -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret "Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalistshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 223.52 x 299.72 x 15.24mm | 839.14g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • with ill.
  • 0439895294
  • 9780439895293
  • 9,739

About Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel The Arrival, and also Tales from Outer Suburbia, a collection of illustrated short stories. Both books were named to the New York Times list of Best Illustrated Children's Books. He won an Oscar for his short film "The Lost Thing" based on a story in the book Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan, and he is also the recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award of his contribution to children's literature. Shaun Tan lives in Melbourne, Australia.show more

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Praise for The Arrival A New York Times Best Illustrated Book Book Sense Book of the Year -- Honor Book World Fantasy Award -- Best Artist An ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book A Publishers Weekly Best Book New York Magazine's Top Comic Book A School Library Journal Best Book "Mesmerizing... Such visual eloquence can only motivate readers to seek out any future graphic novels from Shaun Tan, regardless of where they might be shelved." -- New York Times Book Review "Astonishing." -- The Washington Post "A wordless tour de force." -- Time Out New York Kids * "A silent, fantastical masterpiece... Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfills but also expands the potential of its form." -- Booklist, starred review * "An unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner." -- Publishers Weekly, starred reviewshow more

Our customer reviews

This is one of my favourite books. If I were asked "What book would you most like to see in every school library in the world?" I would not hesitate to name this book. The illustrations are mesmerising, the storyline is human and heartwarming, and above all it is entertaining. Despite the lack of a single word (or even recognisable letter) the story is clear - it tells the tale of a man who flees a troubled land to find work in a new country, leaving his wife and child behind. Everything it strange and difficult, but he befriends other who have also fled from various troubles in their own home, and they help him to find a job and find his way through day to day tasks like shopping and taking some very unusual public transport. Eventually he establishes himself enough so that he can reach his goal - a stable home for his wife and child. Some of the illustrations could be considered scary (think dragons and giants with flamethrowers) and the themes are a little complex, so this might be better for older children even though it is a 'picture book'. But I would think most eight year olds would be able to handle it. I love this book. In fact, I might just go read it again right now!show more
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