Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

What a fantastic read! This book took me, maybe, 15 minutes to read and it was worth every minute. There are no words in the book. The story is told entirely using pictures.

Hundreds of ingeniously crafted illustrations tell the story of a man who leaves his family to immigrate to a new country in seek of freedom and a job. Fantastical creatures and dramatic cityscapes are the backdrop to a universal tale about family, friendship and finding a new home.

For myself, this was an opportunity to find out what it is like to immigrate to a new country with no knowledge of the language or culture.

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