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Là où vont nos pères by Shaun Tan
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Là où vont nos pères (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Shaun Tan (Author)

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Member:folivier
Title:Là où vont nos pères
Authors:Shaun Tan (Author)
Info:Dargaud (2007), Album, 120 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:bande dessinée, immigration, étranger

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2006)

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This is a gorgeous graphic novel that embodies the immigrant experience. Because there are no words, the reader can decode the meaning for themselves. When the main character travels to a new land, he is faced with an alien environment. The surreal pictures make it so the environment doesn't look like any particular place. As the character makes his way through the world, he is faced with strange symbols, strange creatures and strange food. Literally everything is strange to him and to the reader. Because there are no words, I took more time to look at each picture to figure out exactly what the character was going through.

This is a touching story that can be shared with readers from age 10 to adult. Schools could pair it with history lessons. Families who move to a new place could share the book with their kids. This book helps any reader understand a bit of what immigrants go through. Highly recommended. ( )
  Jadedog13 | Mar 11, 2017 |
Summary: This is a picture book about immigrants and their perspectives and feelings about immigrating.
Critique of Genre: This book is a fantasy because there aren't giants and mystical creatures in real life.
Age: Intermediate, middle school, and high school
Media: Graphic novel ( )
  Morrowm | Mar 9, 2017 |
Tan's wordless story of the immigrant experience is a visually stunning knockout. Tan's story tells of a nameless man who moves to a new country to better support his family. He struggles with everything, and is helped by earlier immigrants who share their experiences with him. Eventually he's able to bring his wife and daughter to live with him, and the book ends with his daughter now the one helping out a new arrival. By placing the reader in the same boat as his protagonist, Tan is able to evoke some of the feelings of helplessness and not understanding that his characters are feeling. Truly a remarkable accomplishment. ( )
  Mrs_McGreevy | Nov 17, 2016 |
Beautiful book. I especially loved the expressions and emotions the artist captured in the characters' faces and body language. ( )
  shanlouise | Nov 16, 2016 |
I thought this was a very interesting book. It was hard to follow. It seemed very real, but then included a bunch of creatures that were totally fictitious. Overall, it would be good for students to create a story using it, because they are allowed to make sense of the story themselves. ( )
  zcurlach | Nov 15, 2016 |
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This is a gorgeous graphic novel that embodies the immigrant experience. Because there are no words, the reader can decode the meaning for themselves. When the main character travels to a new land, he is faced with an alien environment. The surreal pictures make it so the environment doesn't look like any particular place. As the character makes his way through the world, he is faced with strange symbols, strange creatures and strange food. Literally everything is strange to him and to the reader. Because there are no words, I took more time to look at each picture to figure out exactly what the character was going through.

This is a touching story that can be shared with readers from age 10 to adult. Schools could pair it with history lessons. Families who move to a new place could share the book with their kids. This book helps any reader understand a bit of what immigrants go through. Highly recommended
 
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.
 
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"...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

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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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