2.01.2009

The Arrival

By: Shaun Tan


This is a fully remarkable book that conveys a complex story of isolation that can only be experienced as a stranger in a strange land. The illustrations create a thoroughly rich and unique set of new worlds- each which operate under different rules.

As an 'expat', I find myself moved by the inner struggle of the character as he balances the excitement of seeing new spaces with the tragedy of being separated from his loved ones.

Or maybe I'm just reading into it.

Beyond the title, there are no words to be found in The Arrival.  In this way, it makes an amazing case for visual literacy. This would be an excellent book for any class that deals with storytelling, or a project in which students need to tell- or even simply suggest, a narrative in pictures.

Read Kim's review of the book as well. 

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