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The arrival /

by Tan, Shaun.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : A.A. Levine, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 0439895294 (hardcover) :; 9780439895293 (hardcover) :; 0439895308; 9780439895309.Title notes: $19.99 (YA) 11-2007 (db)$19.99 (j) 11-2007Subject(s): Emigration and immigration -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Immigrants -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction | Stories without words | Comic books, strips, etc | Emigration and immigration -- Fiction | Immigrants -- Fiction | Stories without words | Cartoons and comicsA Junior Library Guild selection.Summary: In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.
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Young Adult Collection Young Adult Graphic Novels YA GN TAN S. (Browse shelf) Checked out 07/23/2019 39270004563205

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship. He's embarking on the most difficult journey he's leaving home to build a better future for his family. In this wordless graphic novel, Shaun Tan captures the immigrant experience through clear, mesmerizing images. The reader enters a strange new world, participating in the main character's isolation and ultimately his joy.

A Junior Library Guild selection.

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In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

$19.99 (YA) 11-2007 (db)

$19.99 (j) 11-2007

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Horn Book Review

(Middle School, High School) From a bleak, sunless city haunted by the threat of scaled and serpentine monsters, a man sets forth to seek a new life in a new land, leaving his wife and daughter behind. His steamship voyage with a host of refugees takes him to a strange shore indeed, a country with its own architecture, alphabet, technologies -- even the pets look different. It's the triumph of this lavish yet somberly monochromatic wordless book that readers are put right into the refugee's shoes: we're as out of place as he, learning the customs of the country in step with the protagonist. With him, for example, we figure out how to use the transport system, and once aloft in the steam-driven air-ferry, we sit alongside him as another passenger tells her own story of imprisonment and escape. Small, meticulously composed square panels, sometimes twelve to a page, move the action along while larger pictures and double-page spreads display surreally majestic cityscapes as well as scenes of the disaster and oppression that led the nameless protagonist and others to seek this welcoming land. Subtle shifts from gray to brown to golden tones underline the chiaroscuro of the story's themes; all is warm light when the man and his family are united once again. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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