They both enjoyed the illustrations. To say "the pages are overflowing with art and interesting details to capture your imagination" feels like an understatement. The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a wordless "graphic novel" published by Hodder Children's Books in 2006. I liked it on the whole, though I'm not sure if Ax POV books are my favorite. The Arrival is one of the best graphic novels of the year!, Jeff Smith, author of Bone Entirely wordless, but brimming with sounds and conversations in foreign tongues, Shaun Tan's book emanates the warmth of faded photographs..., Craig Thompson, author of Blankets This was sooo good! They'll never have seen anything like it, and they'll love it. This one kind of confused me. C.L.  Tan differentiates The Arrival from children's picture books, explaining that there's more emphasis on continuity in texts with multiple frames and panels, and that a "graphic novel" text like his more closely resembles a film making process. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Pictures of contact with friendly strangers heartening. And what an approach! More details. The emotional crisis and Ax crying alone is really what struck a chord in me and what made this volume so impactful I feel. Learn more about the program. First of all, special thanks to Tukunjil Nayeera for recommending me this wonderful book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Spectacularly beautiful book that tells the story of immigrating to a new land with strange, unfamiliar customs and creatures. I see how popular it is. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. I think it's about how there's a universal language. A few of them, on a suicide mission. I knew the basic idea of The Arrival, that it was in some way about the immigrant experience, but I had no idea about the approach. Me. Everything about it is gorgeous, and the storytelling is simply magnificent. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + No Import Fees Deposit & $9.63 Shipping to Germany. My opinion on this book is that it should be on book self everywhere in the world because it is funny and interesting. I wish, as always, that Andalite worldbuilding were more robust than "pretentious warrior-scientists--surprise, actually they're huge hypocrites!" Yes, most definitely! The scene where the gang shows up to save Ax from the cage was also *chef's kiss*. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. He also gets his first crush and heart break when he chooses what's right over his duty. , Shaun Tan sets the mood of each scene with sepia-tone colour schemes, ranging from grayscale to bright gold. Veronica Roth's newest book, Chosen Ones, arrives in U.S. stores on April 7. When you see two pets who can't communicate in human means feel mutual things, it makes you understand how people who can't communicate in human ways (i.e languages) can understand each other clearly. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 23, 2018. Some characters are more sympathetic than others, and some more fleshed out, but the book's arch is a solid one and benefits from Moore's perfunctory prose. The pencil drawings tell the whole story and a touching, mystical story it is. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. " Amazing. One of the most beautifully illustrated graphic novels I’ve purchased. My first 'graphic novel'. (May). The book is 128 pages long and divided into six chapters; it is composed of small, medium, and large panels, and often features pages of full artwork. In my ongoing effort to tackle some of my more "pictorial" books I decided to spend a few days absorbing the majestic work of Australian artist / illustrator Shaun Tan. This review and more can be found on my blog. The book Animorphs The Arrival was kind of boring at the beginning because I wasn't interesting. This is translated into a surrealistic, also scifi surrounding with the weirdest animals, shapes and creatures, scary experiences and wonderful encounters. The Arrival is a migrant story told as a series of wordless images. Very thoughtful. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 30, 2018. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The haunting, luminous illustrations seem to cut straight to the heart. Some Andalite's show up on Earth and the Animorphs are excited to think it's the fleet to help with the war...it's not, just some rogues on a personal mission. The story is about a man leaving his home to find work and support his family, whose home has apparently become unsafe. This is a wondrous and wonderful book. To see what your friends thought of this book, I think it's about how there's a universal language. Aside from some flaws (which honestly may have been tied up by the end, better than I remember since I read this on not much sleep and in something of a rush) this is probably one of my favorite Animorphs books. "Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told." To see what your friends thought of this book, Tfw you’re too lazy to write a review because. Even though it does not have any narrative, or use words to convey the plot or the message of the story, the artwork that creates the plot of The Arrival varies in color and tone according to the circumstances and feelings of the characters at the time. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Be the first to ask a question about The Arrival. Tan (The Lost Thing, 2004) has previously produced a small body of off-kilter, frequently haunting stories of children trapped in surreal industrial landscapes. Please try again. But then I got to the middle and I got interesting because the kid changed into an eagle and that was cool. Each new insight in the psyche of the Andalites reveales that they can be bastards as well. Moore finds a crisp narrative in the morass of an overpacked household, and she keeps the proceedings moving with an assurance and outlook reminiscent of Laurie Colwin, evoking emotional universals with the simplest of observations, as in "the peace you feel when you are awake in a house where children are sleeping." Offered by Amazon.com. by Scholastic Paperbacks. Portrayed in immediately accessible cartoon format, with no words, this wonderful book perfectly captures the experience of being forced to leave your family and home country and try to settle in an alien environment. Especially following the previous two!