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Shaun Tan Shaun Tan
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The Arrival

Shaun Tan Shaun Tan


9780734406941

Lothian


Children's & Educational;
Picture books;
General fiction (Children's&YA)


Hardback

128 pages

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Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France. PRAISE for The Arrival: 'With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan ...finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination...few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner.' Publishers Weekly (USA) 'His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.' The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) 'It is a magnificent and timely story of hope and persistence: deeply moving, disturbing and, at the same time, infused with quiet joy and a grand, buoyant openness to experience.' The Monthly (Australia) 'An imaginative triumph, and every home should have one.' The Times (UK) 'Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfils but also expands the potential of its form.' Booklist (USA) 'an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect.' Kirkus Reviews (USA) 'a remarkable and skilful work of art' The Sunday Times (UK) 'This book should be 'read' by adults and children alike. It's astonishing.' The Bookseller (UK)

By:   Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan
Imprint:   Lothian
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   illustrated edition
Dimensions:   Height: 313mm,  Width: 240mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   890g
ISBN:   9780734406941
ISBN 10:   0734406940
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   October 2006
Recommended Age:   From 8 To 12
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Language:   Persian
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active


With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner.' - Publishers Weekly


  • Short-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2007
  • Shortlisted for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2007.
  • Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2007
  • Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2007.
  • Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2007
  • Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2007.
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