The Arrival (Hardcover)

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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
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I believe that everyone--be they adult or child--should own at leastone picture book. The Arrival is that one book. In style and substance it defies simple classification: it has the narrative thread of graphic novels; the technical precision of fine art; the wonder & whimsy inherent in kid's books. But like Tan's previous books (gorgeous, surreal children's stories), there exists deeper layers of visual and emotional meaning--The Arrival warrants continual revisiting; like a stroll through your favorite park at different times of the year, you'll always find something new to spark the imagination. 

— From Vlad

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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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Praise for The Arrival

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Book Sense Book of the Year -- Honor Book
World Fantasy Award -- Best Artist
An ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
New York Magazine's Top Comic Book
A 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


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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