The Arrival

Recommended by Gill Lewis, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #2 in Immigration, Ranked #4 in Illustrationsee more rankings.

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...

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Gill Lewis It is one of those books that grows and grows in your mind. It stays with you long after you’ve read the last page. (Source)

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