The Arrival

The Arrival Cover

The Arrival

By Shaun Tan

Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439895293, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season.
"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
"A magical river of strangers and their stories " -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets
"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. Shaun Tan lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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