The Arrival

The Arrival

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A migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to come from a long forgotten time. This is a silent graphic novel, with beautifully drawn, captivating images, and the story of every migrant, refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey. 'The surreal, sepia illustrations in this remarkable book invite repeated study. Strangely beautiful and frightening, you can spend hours searching for hidden meanings and extra stories' `Carosel`show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 302 x 379 x 33mm | 1,990g
  • Hachette Australia
  • Lothian Children's Books
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • illus
  • 0734411464
  • 9780734411464
  • 298,613

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All ages respond to this moving picture book, a moving tribute to displaced people. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) The Sunday Times ...a remarkable and skilful work of art. The Sunday Times Reading "The Arrival" feels like paging through a family treasure newly discovered up in the attic. New York Times With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan ... finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination... few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner. Publishers Weekly unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect. Kirkus Reviews Shaun Tan's The Arrival may be the most brilliant book of the year' School Library Journal Action-packed, thought-provoking and original. A sensational masterpiece. Books For Keeps Magnificent... enriching. INISshow more

About Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of more

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199 ratings
4.61 out of 5 stars
5 72% (143)
4 21% (42)
3 5% (10)
2 1% (2)
1 1% (2)
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