Friday, August 26, 2011

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

This is a stunningly beautiful book! It is a wordless graphic novel that depicts the life of an immigrant in a foreign land.

A man leaves his wife and child so he can improve their lives. It is perfect that this is wordless as it helps the reader understand and relate to the character in how hard it is to understand a foreign language and land. The artwork is beautiful and depicts a very alien city and landscape. Cultures all over the world vary in their beliefs and traditions, this book holds the same concept, only taking it to a new level. The reader can interpret so many things for themselves, but in the end, I feel that all readers will understand that a picture (or pictures in this case) is worth a thousand words.

I loved this book and I highly recommend this book to all ages!
Also check out Shaun Tan's Website for some awesome artwork! He is a truly an amazing artist!

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