The Arrival

Book cover for The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Author

Shaun Tan

Illustrator

Book Summary

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.

Immigration, Family

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
ISBN #
9780439895293
Publisher
Arthur A. Levine Books
Book Category
Immigration
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