The Arrival

Title

The Arrival

Authors

Shaun Tan

Publisher

Arthur A. Levine Books

Publication Year

2007

ISBN

9780439895293

Pages

128 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Culture/Ethnicity; Immigrants and refugees; immigrant family; immigrant father; family separation; refugee family

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

American Booksellers Book Sense Book of the Year (ABBY) Award, 2008, Honor, Children's Literature
Australian Book Design Award, 2007, Winner, Children's Book Cover
Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA), 2007, Book of the Year, Older Children
Book Sense Book of the Year Award, 2008, Honor Book, Children's Literature
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2008, Special Citation
Children's Book of the Year Award, 2007, Winner, Picture Book
Cuffies: Children's Booksellers Choose Their Favorite (and not-so-favorite) Books of the Year, 2007, Winner, Most Unusual Picture Book
Cybils Awards, 2007, Finalist, Graphic Novels (Teen and Young Adult)
Cybils Awards, 2006, Nominee, Graphic Novels (Ages 12 and Under)
Ethel Turner Prize, 2007, Short List
Mind the Gap Award, 2008, Winner, Best Foreign language book
Moonbeam Children's Book Award, 2007, Gold, Comic and Graphic Novel
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of the Year, 2007, Winner
Parents' Choice Award, 2007, Gold, Fiction
Picture Book of the Year, 2007, Winner, Picture Book
Queensland Literary Awards, 2007, Short List, Young Adult
Western Australian Premier's Book Award, 2006, Winner, Children's Book
White Ravens Award, 2007, Winner, Australia

Keywords

war; new city; job; pet; letters; journey; no words; better life

Diversity Impact

direct

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