The Arrival (Hardcover)
It is rare that an author/illustrator is able to convey a clear and powerful message without a single word on the page. Through his wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan is able to do just that. The book follows an immigrant family coming to a new land, and gives the reader the experience of what it's like to be on unfamiliar grounds. Filled with beautiful images, this book is sure to become a family favorite.— From Meg
"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 author and illustrator of the award-winning, bestselling graphic novel The Arrival, and also Tales from Outer Suburbia, a collection of illustrated short stories. Both books were named to the New York Times list of Best Illustrated Children's Books. He won an Oscar for his short film "The Lost Thing" based on a story in the book Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan, and he is also the recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award of his contribution to children's literature. Shaun Tan lives in Melbourne, Australia.