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The Arrival

The Arrival (Hardback, illustrated edition)

By Tan, Shaun

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What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey to a mysterious country; a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown? This silent graphic novel is the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tri... read full description below.

ISBN 9780734406941
Barcode 9780734406941
Published 12 October 2006 by Hachette
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
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ISBN-13 9780734406941
ISBN-10 0734406940
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Lothian Children's Books
Publication Date 12 October 2006
International Publication Date 9 September 2006
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Tan, Shaun
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Sophisticated Picture Books
Australian
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 240mm
Height: 313mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 910g
Interest Age 6-9 years
Reading Age 6-9 years
Library of Congress Immigrants, Stories without words
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914;823.914;A823.3
Catalogue Code 17959

Description of this Book

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 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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year for Older Children (8 to 14 Years) 2007 -- Winner of Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 2007 -- Short-listed for Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Young Adult Book 2007
NZ Review Bologna Ragazzi Award 2007 Special Mention, Fiction White Ravens 2007 (IBBY -International Board on Books for Young people) Special Mention 2007 Aurealis Awards, Australia Winner, Young Adult Short Story Nominated for the IBBY Honour List 2010 Shortlisted for 2009 German Youth Literature Awards (he won this award for TALES FROM OUTER SUBURBIA published by A&U)<B

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Author's Bio

Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author in Melbourne. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as The Rabbits , The Red Tree, The Lost Thing and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E. He is currently directing a short film with Passion Pictures Australia; his most recently published book is Tales from Outer Suburbia. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The awad described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'. The Lost Thing animation recently won an Oscar for the best animated short film. Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and graduated from the University of Western Australia with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature. He began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. His works include The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival. All have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and are enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E and in 2011, he shared an Academy Award for his work on the animated short film based on his book, The Lost Thing. In that same year, he won the Dromkeen Medal for services to children's literature and the Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. For more information visit shauntan.net

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