The Arrival (Hardcover)

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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
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An immigrant leaves his family behind to travel to a new world. Upon arrival, he has to navigate an unfamiliar city and a new way of life without understanding the language. Strange foods, bizarre creatures, and grandiose cityscapes add to the “otherness” of this fantasy. The complexity of figuring out this wordless graphic novel lends itself to teenage readers and older. --Cressida

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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 Medalist.

About the Author


Shaun Tan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City, Rules of Summer, and The Singing Bones. He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book The Lost Thing (from Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan). Shaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9780439895293
ISBN-10: 0439895294
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2007
Pages: 128
Language: English