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The Arrival

The Arrival (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Tan, Shaun

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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, a...uthor of Bone A magical river of strangers and their stories! -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets Magnificent. -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life - he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.
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ISBN 9780734406941
Published NZ 12 Oct 2006
Publisher Hachette
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780734406941
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Published 12 Oct 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Sophisticated Picture Books
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 313mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 823.914;823.914;A823.3
Weight 910g
Interest Age 6-10 years
Reading Age 6-10 years
Library of Congress Immigrants, Stories without words
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile