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The Arrival

Written and illustrated by Shaun Tan
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“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

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Who Wrote The Arrival

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Did The Arrival Win Any Awards

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  • 2007 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book Award

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Publication Date:
October 1, 2007