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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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I'm so glad it ended happy. ( )
  RubiHayim | Apr 13, 2023 |
This book is recommended for middle school students. The books depicts a man and his family and the struggles they face as they immigrate to another country. In my future classroom I would use this to show how art can affect a story as well as working on interpreting deeper meaning from text. ( )
  Noahkunkel | Feb 6, 2023 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:


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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 |
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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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