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Là où vont nos pères by Shaun Tan

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

by Shaun Tan (Author)

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

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The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2006)

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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 |
The Arrival is a wordless graphic novel written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. This book is a masterpiece. It tells the story of a man having to leave his family in a difficulty goodbye. The man boards a steamship and heads off across the ocean to build a better life for his family. The book does a great job blending, politics, immigrating, and separation anxiety into one book. It will give the students so much to question and wonder while reading this book since the story is straight forward but it has a fantasy aspect to it as well. ( )
  bwaresam | Nov 9, 2016 |
I enjoyed creating my own words in this wordless book. The illustrations had no color and reminded me of the old days. I enjoyed how different this book was from the others. This is a wonderful book about an man leaves his family and embarks to a new land, where he knows no one and doesn't speak the language. He is hoping to find a better future for his family. ( )
  caitlinpw | Nov 9, 2016 |
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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

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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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