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The Arrival by Shaun Tan
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Jun 05, 11

Read in March, 2011

This is an amazing feat of story telling. As an artist I can appreciate the time given to detail to create each individual plate in a series of images that knit together the story of an immigrant who comes to a new country to make a life for his family. There is unspoken expression, detail within detail that make this a story to read and re-read. The five year old was right, "Words are for people who can't understand the pictures". Touching, human and intimate, this story is beyond mere words.
The ArrivalShaun Tan
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