The Arrival

by Shaun Tan
Illustrator Shaun Tan

SCHOLASTIC INC | October 1, 2007 | Hardcover

The Arrival is rated 5 out of 5 by 4.
In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He''s embarking on the most difficult journey he''s leaving home to build a better future for his family. In this wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images. The reader enters a strange new world, participating in the main character''s isolation and ultimately his joy.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 12.03 × 9.09 × 0.62 in

Published: October 1, 2007

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439895294

ISBN - 13: 9780439895293

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! I brought this book a month ago and I do not have any regrets!! This is my dream book.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing book! This is an illustrated story, suitable for teens and up. I LOVE the story told in pictures and have bought it as a gift for friends who have recently moved to another country. This is a book that makes you think about the things that we take for granted, clocks, transportation, fitting in, loneliness. It is wonderful and I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerfully Wordless This is one of the single most powerful books in my personal library, and it is powerful despite not containing a single printed word. The story traces the path of a man's emigration from a threatened country. The fear, cultural confusion, time passage, and eventual acclimatization of the main character are illustrated in beautiful sepia tones. Signs in the book are in non-language symbols, leaving the reader as mute and confused as the protagonist. Foods are foreign, manners are odd, and the mistakes of a new immigrant are gently dealt with. I have shared this with a number of high school students, both born here and born abroad, and all were moved, many to tears. My favourite sections are the endpages, in which the faces of all of the people met in the story are laid out in a portrait gallery, and the travelling pages. In the travelling pages, we are first shown a photograph. The lens of our vision widens to a table, a room, a porthole, a ship, a ship on the ocean with an enormous sky behind it. The protagonist studies the sky. The page is turned, and the next layout is picture after picture after tiny detailed picture of the skies, the days delineated in clouds and shadows, an endless trip of monotonous differences. In contrast, the landing is frantic and confusing. This book is ideal for children, for adults, for those who have fled countries, and for those who cannot concieve living anywhere but their "here".
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! This is a beautiful wordless graphic novel! The story is told without any words, but with detailed, expressive drawings/paintings that allow all elements/feelings/emotions of the story to come through. The story is that of immigrants to a new country, reasons why they leave they old home, their homes/dreams for a new life, and the struggles they find upon their arrival in a new place. The story shows the struggle to find the way, buy common items, read things, understand new "alien-like" concepts, get a job, meet friends, etc. Gives a new understanding and appreciation for the struggles of new immigrants. The fantasy like drawings will delight children and young adults.
Date published: 2008-04-23

– More About This Product –

The Arrival

by Shaun Tan
Illustrator Shaun Tan

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 128 pages, 12.03 × 9.09 × 0.62 in

Published: October 1, 2007

Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0439895294

ISBN - 13: 9780439895293

About the Book

In this wordless graphic novel, Tan captures the struggles and joy of the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images which tell the story of a man who leaves his homeland and his family to build a better life. Young adult.

From the Publisher

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He''s embarking on the most difficult journey he''s leaving home to build a better future for his family. In this wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images. The reader enters a strange new world, participating in the main character''s isolation and ultimately his joy.

About the Author

Shaun Tan previously wrote and illustrated The Lost Thing and The Red Tree. Internationally acclaimed, he''s won Honorable Mention in the Bologna Ragazzi prize and the World Fantasy Best Artist Award. In 2011, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for The Lost Thing, based on the book of the same name. Shaun lives in Australia.

Appropriate for ages: 12

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