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The Arrival : Sketches From A Nameless Land Boxed Set - Shaun Tan

The Arrival : Sketches From A Nameless Land Boxed Set

By: Shaun Tan

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound

Published: 23rd September 2010
For Ages: 8+ years old
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Product Description

Sketches From A Nameless Land will not be sold separately.

This special boxed set of the best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic novel The Arrival, and a new companion volume of commentary and developmental drawings, Sketches From A Nameless Land, will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan s timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia s most compelling author-illustrators.

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. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story? In Sketches From A Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist s creative journey.

About The Author

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work.



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Beautiful & magical


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  • Amazing Expressive Story
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Page Turner


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    All ages respond to this moving picture book, a moving tribute to displaced people. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) The Sunday Times ...a remarkable and skilful work of art. The Sunday Times Reading "The Arrival" feels like paging through a family treasure newly discovered up in the attic. New York Times 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 ...an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect. Kirkus Reviews Shaun Tan's The Arrival may be the most brilliant book of the year' School Library Journal Action-packed, thought-provoking and original. A sensational masterpiece. Books For Keeps Magnificent... enriching. INIS

    ISBN: 9780734411464
    ISBN-10: 0734411464
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8+ years old
    For Grades: 2 - 12
    Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 23rd September 2010
    Publisher: Hachette Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 37.9 x 30.2  x 3.3
    Weight (kg): 1.99
    Edition Number: 1