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The Arrival

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Author: Shaun Tan


Illustrator: Shaun Tan


TAN, Shaun. The Arrival. [NY]: Arthur A. Levine [2006]. 4to, [128]pp. Color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers; sepia-toned illustrations on every page. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Signed by the author/artist – and Academy Award-winner – Shaun Tan.

First edition. In this moving and thoughtful, wordless graphic novel, artist Shaun Tan – winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Award, and an Academy Award for Short Film – captures the wonder, mystery, anxiety, and ultimate triumph of the immigrant experience. Through page after page of evocative, wondrously imaginative artwork, Tan transports readers to another world that is at once both hauntingly familiar and strangely alien. This book is truly a masterful work of art.