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The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The Arrival (2006)

by Shaun Tan

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The Arrival is a wordless picture book that shows an immigrant moving to a new place to find new opportunities because his family is struggling. The town is more of a supernatural land, not like a new land we would imagine. The man has to find a place to live, work, food to eat and along the way of doing so, the man is met with many people who help him. The man faces a lot of struggle along the way. Students can learn how to match a story time with pictures and illustrations. ( )
  MiriamHailey | Apr 21, 2018 |
The Arrival is an amazing and beautiful wordless graphic storybook. Author / artist Shaun Tan has created a wonderfully strange world to tell the tale of an immigrant and his family. There is a very cool array of little creatures that populate this very moving story. This is a treasure for all ages. ( )
  Grandma_B | Mar 26, 2018 |
A wordless graphic novel... that says so much! Only thing to which I can *maybe* equate this is MirrorMask or perhaps Spirited Away...
beautiful, evocative, a must-read for all. ( )
  kmajort | Feb 9, 2018 |
Can't believe a children's book with no words could get me choked up by the end. Beautiful, imaginative drawings more like a graphic novel about the struggles of immigrants and finding a common ground without a comping langue. ( )
  ctkjs | Jan 3, 2018 |
A masterful, wordless piece that follows an immigrant to a strange land, and the stories of the people he encounters. Definitely a fantasy world, but also feeling very much like early 20th century America by using photographic illustrations. ( )
  Daumari | Dec 30, 2017 |
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Teos on todellakin yhtä kaunis ja yhtä upeaa kuvakerrontaa kuin muistinkin. Sanoja ei tarvita, eikä niillä ole tässä tarinassakaan mitään sijaa. The Arrival kertoo aivan uskomattoman kouriintuntuvasti maahanmuutosta ja vieraan kulttuurin piirissä elämään oppimisesta.
"...Auf beeindruckende Weise gelingt es ihm, literarische Techniken wie Vor- und Rückblenden, Zeitdehnung und Zeitraffung sowie innere Monologe visuell umzusetzen. Wie seine Hauptfigur im neuen Land wird auch der Betrachter des Buches „gezwungen“, neu sehen zu lernen."
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A fabulous introduction to graphic novels for younger readers. The Arrival wordless spins the universal tale of a man leaving his country to build a better life in an unfamiliar, and sometimes confusing and scary, land.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439895294, Hardcover)

A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season.

"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
"A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets
"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:23 -0400)

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In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

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