Book without a word!

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In the graphic novel by Shaun Tan «The Arrival» are no alphabetic character: the author conveys the story through illustrations.

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.

On the novel "Arrival" Shaun Tan worked for more than four years. This time it has taken to manually draw the story of a man who leaves his native country and sent to a "new light".

Graphic novel "The Arrival" won Bologna Ragazzi, and was recognized as the best picture book.


In 2001, Sean received the award as the best science fiction artist, and in 2011 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren - the most prestigious award in the field of children's literature.

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