By Shaun Tan
Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 9780439895293, 128pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2007
"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.
In his beautifully illustrated book, The Arrival, Shaun Tan depicts the struggle of immigration â�� without a language barrier. Author Ruta Sepetys explains how a wordless story can say so much. More at NPR.org
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