The Arrival

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Hachette Australia, 2014 - Children's stories - 128 pages

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown. This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who have made the journey.

THE ARRIVAL has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place.

Sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. It has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide.

"An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one." - The Times
"It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike." - The Observer

Shaun Tan is an internationally and critically acclaimed prize winning author/ illustrator. Amongst others, he has won the Astrid Lindgren prize, the Crichton Award and the World Fantasy Best Artist Award.

Read more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.au
Find out more about Shaun Tan at http://www.shauntan.net

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User Review  - kmajort - LibraryThing

A wordless graphic novel... that says so much! Only thing to which I can *maybe* equate this is MirrorMask or perhaps Spirited Away... beautiful, evocative, a must-read for all. Read full review

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Astonishingly beautiful! So much of the immigrant experience conveyed without a single word; which makes even more powerful when you consider an immigrant possibly not understanding a single word in their adopted homeland. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and The Arrival have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for films such as Pixar's WALL-E. He is currently directing a short film with Passion Pictures Australia; his most recently published book is Rules of Summer.

Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'.

The Lost Thing animation won an Oscar for the best animated short film.

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