The Arrival

The Arrival

by Shaun Tan

Hardback Publication Date: 12/10/2006

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Haunting, original and told entirely through exquisitely imagined black, white and sepia pictures, The Arrival is the story of one man's encounter with life in a strange new world. It's a timeless, universal story that will resonate with anyone, anywhere who has struggled to start again in a place that is different to the one they have always known. Much loved around the world, The Arrival has also won numerous awards including the CBCA Book of the Year and 'Best Album' at the Augouleme Festival in France. PRAISE for The Arrival: 'With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan ...finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination...few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner.' Publishers Weekly (USA) 'His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.' The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) 'It is a magnificent and timely story of hope and persistence: deeply moving, disturbing and, at the same time, infused with quiet joy and a grand, buoyant openness to experience.'
The Monthly (Australia) 'An imaginative triumph, and every home should have one.' The Times (UK) 'Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfils but also expands the potential of its form.' Booklist (USA) 'an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect.' Kirkus Reviews (USA) 'a remarkable and skilful work of art' The Sunday Times (UK) 'This book should be 'read' by adults and children alike. It's astonishing.' The Bookseller (UK)
ISBN:
9780734406941
Category:
Picture books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
12-10-2006
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
128
Dimensions (mm):
313x240x14mm
Weight:
0.89kg
Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan 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 as an 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.

The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Rules of Summer and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival have been widely translated and enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, a concept artist for animated films including Pixar's WALL-E, and directed the Academy Award-winning short film The Lost Thing with Passion Pictures Australia. In 2011 he received the presitgious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, honouring his contribution to international children's literature.

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