The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images that might seem to Magazine, describing some of the ideas and process behind this book. The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a wordless "graphic novel" published by Hodder Children's Books in The book is pages long and divided into six chapters. The Arrival book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last.

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The Arrival [Shaun Tan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant. The Arrival by Shaun Tan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Wordless immigrant story is a visual masterpiece. Read Common Sense Media's The Arrival review, age rating, and parents guide.

Opt out or contact us anytime When the protagonist finally makes his way to the shores of his new home, he is greeted by two giant statues, twin Statues of Liberty.

By borrowing American imagery to communicate an otherwise universal story, Tan highlights just how central the immigrant experience is to the way America defines itself. Inside, borderless sepia panels are arranged in careful grids.

Creases and unidentifiable splotches elegantly blemish many of the pages. Tan completely eschews motion lines, sound effects and any other comics storytelling devices that would not be found in photographs.

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Even the spaces between the panels suggest a photo album: instead of the pencil-thin gutters found in most graphic novels, he uses generous half-inch strips of yellowed paper. The other thing was continuity.

When I started, I was drawing everything out of my head by hand, and I was finding that there were accumulating continuity problems—just little things that you notice subconsciously, like the length of a sleeve, how a lapel falls, where the rim of a hat is.

The only way to register all of that properly was to photograph a lot of the stuff. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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You can help by adding to it. January Retrieved 11 April Interview with Shaun Tan". Too fast-paced.

It could have been longer I believe, because every scene lasted less than two minutes or so. That did give some unrealism to the story — not including the settings which I like to consider well-fitting everything.


It would also have been interesting to get to know his wife and child better, with some more scenes including them and maybe a little more to why he decided to leave his country. The blurb does implicitly or explicitly tell us why, depending on your point of view, but actually seeing it would have given some even more intensity to the story and a solid background.

Although, I do understand that this is mainly about adaptation, experiences and going forward.For a time, I became my grandfather.

The artwork is meticulous in this, the colour palette morphing from warm, rich sepia tones, to greys and blacks, matching the changing tone of the story.

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As schmaltzy as that sounds, that is the only way I can adequately describe what this book did to me. Fiction Publisher: The story is about a man leaving his home to find work and support his family.

What goes around, comes around. No written sentences.

After they arrive, they sit down for a happy family meal. Arthur A.

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