Dimensions: 128 pages, 12.03 × 9.09 × 0.62 in
Published: October 1, 2007
Publisher: SCHOLASTIC INC
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.