The Arrival (Pb)

Author: Shaun Tan
Homepage_9780734415868

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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9780734415868
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Lothian Children's Books
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  • : 19.99
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  • : 2-colour
  • : 128
  • : Shaun Tan
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9780734415868

Description

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.


"Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." -- Art Spiegelman, author of Maus


"An absolute wonder." -- Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis


"A magical river of strangers and their stories " -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets


"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


"Shaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful." -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen Shorts


"Bravo." -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret


"Magnificent." -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist

Author description

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 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 films such as Pixar's WALL-E. He is currently directing a short film with Passion Pictures Australia; his most recently published book is Rules of Summer. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'. The Lost Thing animation won an Oscar for the best animated short film.