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The Arrival and Sketches from a Nameless Land

Average rating
5 out of 5
Based on 659 Ratings and 357 Reviews

Book Description
This special boxed set of the best-selling, internationally acclaimed graphic novel The Arrival, and a new companion volume of commentary and developmental drawings, Sketches From a Nameless Land, will fascinate anyone who has fallen under the spell of Shaun Tan s timeless story, and offers a revealing insight into the craft of one of Australia s most compelling author-illustrato... More
Book Information
PublisherLothian Books
BindingPaperback (7 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages176
Publication Date/2010
The Creators
About Shaun Tan (Author) : Shaun Tan grew up in the northern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. In school he became known as the 'good drawer' which partly compensated for always being the shortest kid in every class. He grad... more
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Reader Comments
8/26/2010 Emily Grandin tagged as: I recommend, I read

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3/18/2010 Will Strong said: Beautifully surreal and subtle all at the same time.

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6/14/2009 Laura J. Holman said: Not a word in sight but the illustrations say it all. My son "read" it to me without missing a beat.

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1/30/2009 Mike Brodie said: Everyone should have a chance to look at Shaun Tan's work. Can't find anything like it anywhere. but in the books of course.

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10/28/2008 Nick Harris said: Wonderful, magical use of imagery to tell a tale of the strangeness of a new country to you.
tags: I recommend

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9/26/2008 celia Leary said: Totally stunning wordless book on immigration.
tags: Inspired me, I recommend, I read

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8/23/2008 Mira Bartok said: The best graphic novel I've seen in years. A great inspiration!
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5/20/2008 Paul Coomey said: just brilliant
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2/26/2008 Lynndy Bennett said: Magnificent! One of my favourite books of all time, encompassing so much about people, and life. This transcends age, cultural background, language, place and beliefs. A wordless masterpiece of heartbreaking eloquence.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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1/24/2008 Courtney Autumn Martin said: My absolute favorite picture book of all time. An amazing visual achievement by Mr. Tan, and a stunning exploration and metaphorical commentary on the immigrant experience.
tags: Inspired me

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11/17/2007 Andy J Smith said:
An amazing work of tireless illustration coiled around an eerily ethereal story of oppression, immigration, and hope. At once familiar and fantastical, as if it is set in a parallel universe where Ellis Island is more like Ellis Planet. This is a brilliant, wordless YA graphic novel which at times... more

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7/28/2007 Liz Jones tagged as: Inspired me

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