The Arrival by Shaun Tan

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Read The Arrival Online Free - In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He's embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he's leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant's experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can't communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character's isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.

Title : The Arrival
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ISBN : 0734406940
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 pages


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2016

Lovely and amazing. Re-read this In May 2016 with my little son. My thoughts? If I could buy everyone in America a copy of this book, I would.

Lola rated it ★★★★☆

November 24, 2014

There were no words in this graphic novel. No dialogs. No written sentences. No words. But, as I realized throughout my read, they weren’t needed. The mesmerizing art was enough. And what illustrations! Never have I read such a graphic novel before! It was a fast-read. I don’t think I’ve even spen...

Mischenko rated it ★★★★★

April 14, 2017

To see this and other wordless picture book reviews, please visit The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a graphic novel and wordless story of illustrations highlighting an immigrant man's journey told through an imaginary world. I picked this up for my students a few years ago af...

Melki rated it ★★★★★

March 08, 2017

This book is magnificent! A wordless graphic novel that the tells the familiar tale of an immigrant, and somehow makes the story new and exciting. A man says goodbye to his wife and daughter, and sets out, taking only a suitcase containing a precious photograph of his family. He leaves a dark and o...

Algernon rated it ★★★★★

September 02, 2016

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" How did we get from a golden door to prison bars? Shaun Tan doesn't engage in political pole...

David rated it ★★★★★

June 16, 2017

The Arrival is Shaun Tan's (so far) masterpiece, a completely silent tale for all ages though ostensibly written for children. A wordless book--except the title--it's about immigration and the wonder and largely dark strangeness and anxiety of that passage. In the U.S. the present conservative ou...

Nat rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

The Arrival begins with a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. We follow his struggles being away from home, and entering into a new life where not much is understood or explained. The Arrival tells a universal story of im...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

May 20, 2017

Not a single word here...........just a beautifully illustrated picture story that communicates to the reader the heartbreaking separation of an immigrant family.In one man's travels across the ocean to an unfamiliar land, the struggles are apparent to connect to an unknown people, to find work,...

Onaiza rated it ★★★★★

February 01, 2017

Wow, I just loved this one.

Orsodimondo rated it ★★★★★

September 26, 2017

UN GRAZIE SPECIALE AL PAPPAGALLO DIEGO PER AVER ISPIRATO MOLTE DELLE CREATURE PRESENTI IN QUESTO LIBRO Autentica meraviglia questi disegni, viene voglia di guardarli e riguardarli, pieni di dettagli da scoprire, di delicatezza, di struggimento, di umanità... Pieni di bellezza. Shaun Tan, nato nell'...

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