Shaun Tan and Shaun Tan - The Arrival - Hachette Children's Group

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    • ISBN:9780340969939
    • Publication date:15 Nov 2007
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    • Publication date:02 Oct 2014

The Arrival

By Shaun Tan and Shaun Tan

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An extraordinary slipcase with the multi-awarding book, The Arrival, and a brand new book, Sketches from a Nameless Land.

The response to The Arrival has been overwhelming and it has been "translated" into many different languages. Such interest has led to a new book - Sketches from a Nameless Land.

Discover what inspired Shaun Tan to create the wordless tale which captures the universally understood concept of displacement, entirely through artwork. This new book is filled with the glorious words missing from the first book.

Biographical Notes

Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work.

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  • ISBN: 9780734411464
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2010
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
All ages respond to this moving picture book, a moving tribute to displaced people. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) — The Sunday Times
...a remarkable and skilful work of art. — The Sunday Times
Reading "The Arrival" feels like paging through a family treasure newly discovered up in the attic. — New York Times
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 unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect. — Kirkus Reviews
Shaun Tan's The Arrival may be the most brilliant book of the year' — School Library Journal
Action-packed, thought-provoking and original. A sensational masterpiece. — Books For Keeps
Magnificent... enriching. — INIS