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The Arrival

Written & 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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Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Arrival</i>, <i>Tales from Outer Suburbia</i>, <i>Tales from the Inner City</i>, <i>Rules of Summer</i>, and <i>The Singing Bones</i>. He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book <i>The Lost Thing</i> (from <i>Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan</i>). Shaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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