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The Arrival has become one of the most critically acclaimed books of recent years, a wordless masterpiece that describes a world beyond any familiar time or place. How did it come to be created, and what inspired its unique and captivating story?
In Sketches from a Nameless Land, author Shaun Tan explains the origins of his ideas, using examples from early research and concept sketches through to finished artwork. In tracing this evolution, he sheds light on the silent language of images, the spirit of the migrant experience and the artist's creative journey.
The Arrival was sited as No 35 in The Times 100 Best Books of all time. Read more about The Arrival at www.thearrival.com.au
An imaginative triumph. Every home should have one. - The Times
It will fascinate and occupy adults and children alike. - The Observer
|Publication date:||2nd October 2014|
|Publisher:||Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Shaun Tan was born in 1974 and 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 graduated from the University of WA in 1995 with joint honours in Fine Arts and English Literature, and currently works full time as a freelance artist and author, concentrating mostly on writing and illustrating picture books. Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since then he has received ...More About Shaun Tan