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The Arrival 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 joy. Wow, I just loved this one. Lovely and amazing Re read this In May 2016 with my little son My thoughts If I could buy everyone in America a copy of this book, I would. There were no words in this graphic novel No dialogs No written sentences No words But, as I realized throughout my read, they weren t needed The mesmerizing art was enough And what illustrations Never have I read such a graphic novel before It was a fast read I don t think I ve even spend thirty minutes to get through it The story was poignant and I loved how realistically it portrayed immigrants and how metaphorically and fantastically the author drew the world building and settings.It didn t actually speak to me to an obvious point, as I maybe predicted, since, even though I am an emigrant too Romania Canada , I was very young at that time and we had someone to help us, unlike the main character who had to find help and shelter by himself Still, I can perfectly understand the main character s untold feelings and relate, in a way, to him I was just probably excited than he was and not as confused lost.Aside for the graphics and settings, what I loved most was the fact that, not only we could see the main character s experience at traveling and changing completely of surrounding, but also the people that he meets in his way and that give him some support It was breathtakingly captivating.I do have a complaint though it was, like I said, too short 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 scenes including them and maybe a little 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 intensity to the story and a solid background Although, I do understand that this is mainly about adaptation, experiences and going forward.Absolutely recommended Not only will it appear spectacular and surprising, to lovers of graphic novels or not, but it is also short and easy to get into the story. To see this and other wordless picture book reviews, please visit The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a graphic novel and wordless story of illustrations highlighting an immigrant man s journey told through an imaginary world.I picked this up for my students a few years ago after hearing a special on NPR about it We enjoyed following along in the story as the illustrations send powerful messages and emotions It almost feels like a movie as you re turning the pages This is a great eye opening and thought provoking story that will help children and adults think about immigration including the fears and difficulties that come along with being alone in a strange place 5

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