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The Arrival - Shaun Tan

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Published: 14th October 2014
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Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France.

About the Author

Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery.

Books such as The Rabbits , The Red Tree , The Lost Thing , and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival, have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E . His short film, The Lost Thing (based on his book), will be released on DVD in November 2010 with Madman Entertainment.

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My favourite children's book to date

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from Melbourne, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner

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    Comments about The Arrival:

    Absolutely one of the best children's books I've had the pleasure to "read". Though made entirely of gorgeous illustrations of a world not quite like ours but similar enough --whimsical yet grounded in the age-old narratives of immigrants --it conveys so many things that words could not. I am moved to tears every time I open this book and consider it essential for my own personal library.

     
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    What a wonderful book

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      Comments about The Arrival:

      Used this book with my class, it was a great discussion starter.

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      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)

      Shaun Tan

      Shaun Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works as an artist and author in Melbourne.

      Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for animated films including Pixar's WALL-E, and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia. In 2011 he received the presitgious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature.

      To read Shaun’s revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru’s TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS…and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE

      Visit Shaun Tan's Booktopia Author Page


      ISBN: 9780734415868
      ISBN-10: 0734415869
      Audience: Children
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 128
      Published: 14th October 2014
      Publisher: Hachette Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 17.3  x 1.2
      Weight (kg): 0.37
      Edition Number: 1