The Arrival (Paperback)
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Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 02/10/2014
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'The Arrival is an absolute wonder. It's not often you see art of this quality, or a book that's so brave.' - Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis 

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.

Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734415868
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 374 g
Dimensions: 230 x 173 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'All ages respond to this moving picture book, a moving tribute to displaced people.' - The Sunday Times 

'Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told by way of Surrealism.' - Art Spiegelman, author of Maus: A Survivor's Tale 

'The Arrival is an absolute wonder. It's not often you see art of this quality, or a book that's so brave.' - Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis and Embroideries

'Entirely wordless, but brimming with sounds and conversations in foreign tongues, Shaun Tan's book emanates the warmth of faded photographs...' - Craig Thompson, author of Blankets 

'It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike' - The Observer 

'The reader's experience, as he or she tries to make sense of the unfamiliar scenes and strange images, parallels that of the emigrant, striving to understand without the aid of language. This extraordinarily accomplished pieces of storytelling can be read and understood on many different levels.' - The Guardian 

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“My Favourite Book I've Never Read”

For some books there are no words. Shaun Tan's 'The Arrival' is one of them (which is ironic considering the book itself actually contains no words). If it were possible for me to send you a link to any... More

Hardback edition
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“Double Thumbs Up!”

This is a beautiful book, both artistically and emotionally. It follows the classic story of an immigrant arriving in a strange country and making his way the best he can. Along the way he meets other immigrants who... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 62

“Double Thumbs Up!”

This is a beautiful book, both artistically and emotionally. It follows the classic story of an immigrant arriving in a strange country and making his way the best he can. Along the way he meets other immigrants who... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 42

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