Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

The Arrival

The Arrival Cover

The Arrival

By Shaun Tan

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

Publication Date: October 1, 2007

Advertisement
Description
"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.


NPR
Friday, Sep 23, 2011

In his beautifully illustrated book, The Arrival, Shaun Tan depicts the struggle of immigration � without a language barrier. Author Ruta Sepetys explains how a wordless story can say so much. More at NPR.org

NPR Audio Player Requires Flash Upgrade: Please upgrade your plug-in to view this content.

Advertisement