The Arrival by Shaun TanThe Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Arrival

byShaun TanIllustratorShaun Tan

Hardcover | October 1, 2007

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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.

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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 live...
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Title:The ArrivalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 12.05 × 9.06 × 0.56 inPublished:October 1, 2007Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439895294

ISBN - 13:9780439895293

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Praise for The ArrivalA New York Times Best Illustrated BookBook Sense Book of the Year -- Honor BookWorld Fantasy Award -- Best ArtistAn ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for TeensA Horn Book Fanfare Best BookA Publishers Weekly Best BookNew York Magazine's Top Comic BookA 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 review