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The Arrival - Shaun Tan

The Arrival

By: Shaun Tan

Paperback | 14 October 2014 | Edition Number 1

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Product Description
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
Industry Reviews
With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan ... finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination.... few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner. - Publishers Weekly (USA)

His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. - The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

It is a magnificent and timely story of hope and persistence: deeply moving, disturbing and, at the same time, infused with quiet joy and a grand, buoyant openness to experience. - The Monthly (Australia)

An imaginative triumph, and every home should have one. - The Times (UK)

Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfils but also expands the potential of its form. - Booklist (USA)

an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect. - Kirkus Reviews (USA)

a remarkable and skilful work of art - The Sunday Times (UK)

This book should be 'read' by adults and children alike. It's astonishing. - The Bookseller (UK)

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