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The Arrival (2006)

by Shaun Tan

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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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  booklover3258 | Dec 19, 2022 |
I'm always so pulled in by Tan's artwork that I have to read some of his work more than once. The Arrival is wordless, yet it defines for me the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words". Each page was a story and although there were no words, the art really speaks for itself. ( )
  RayRosa | May 28, 2022 |
beautiful and moving. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
In this heartbreaking but happy ending wordless picture book, a man embarks on a journey to build a better life for his family who is suffering in a dark, jobless city. This man goes into an unknown world where he struggles to communicate with others as there is a cultural and language barrier. This is the story of an immigrant to faces isolation and loneliness. This book takes a lot of intense studying of each page to understand what is happening in the story. This book must be read by older students, middle grades perhaps, independently so that each child can spend as much time as they need on each page. ( )
  AriaStewart | Feb 13, 2022 |
This is one of those few books that you don't need to know how to read in order to enjoy its content. ( )
  Morcys | Dec 29, 2021 |
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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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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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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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