Arrival Deluxe limited collector's Edition

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Only 1500 copies of this exquisite The Arrival and Sketches from a Nameless Land Suitcase Collector's Edition will be produced.

This exclusive edition includes hard cover limited edition copies of both THE ARRIVAL and its new companion title SKETCHES FROM A NAMELESS LAND, along with a FIRST RELEASE SIGNED PRINT of an illustration taken from The Arrival. Each of the 1500 suitcases will be uniquely numbered and individually signed by Shaun Tan.

This deluxe clamshell box set opens like a suitcase, revealing a vintage pattern (worn and stained) interior.

A leather handle with a travel luggage tag completes the case.

A leather strap with a metal buckle fastens the suitcase.

The luggage tag is printed on two-sides with a contents description and the unique edition number.

Dimensions

The Suitcase (mm): 75high x 515wide x 340deep.
The suitcase will be packaged into an outer shipping box created specifically for this item.
Total weight of The Arrival Collector’s Edition Suitcase complete with contents and outer wrapping is approximately 5kg.

The Contents

The Arrival and Sketches from a Nameless Land books are presented side by side in the suitcase with the print placed on top.

The print is contained within a semi-transparent envelope with a protective backing card. Each print will be signed and numbered individually by Shaun Tan.
Print Dimensions: 478mm x 312mm (height x width).

A special limited edition of the original ‘The Arrival’ has been produced. This edition is wrapped in a special dust jacket to give the appearance of being wrapped in protective tissue secured with a string.

Sketches from a Nameless Land is bound with a textured cover.



Congratulations to Shaun – winner of the Astrid Lindgren Prize 2011

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The Arrival and Sketches from a Nameless Land Deluxe Collector’s Edition Winner of the 35th Galley Club Book of the Year Award

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Videos

Shaun Tan Interview – THE ARRIVAL and Sketches from a Nameless Land

We asked Shaun some questions about why he decided to produce Sketches from a Nameless Land, the companion title to The Arrival, and here are the results.

Other Books

The Arrival & Sketches from a Nameless Land Boxed Set

Title: The Arrival & Sketches from a Nameless Land Boxed Set

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

ISBN: 9780734411464

Price: Aus $89.99

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-illustrators.

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

Title: The Arrival

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

ISBN: 9780734406941

Price: Aus $39.99

The original unique 128-page, textless graphic novel, in black, white and sepia, The Arrival draws its inspiration from tales of migrants in past and recent times. The central character is a middle-aged man who arrives in a strange new place and tries to find a place to live, a job and a handle on a new language. He encounters many challenges, all described entirely through visual sequences. The absence of words emphasises the strangeness of the situation and the loneliness experienced by many migrants, but the ending is full of affirmation and hope, when the wife and son the migrant had to leave behind are finally able to join him in their new homeland.

Praise for The Arrival here

Rights to 'The Arrival' have been sold in sixteen countries.

Rights Sold to The Arrival: US (Arthur Levine/ Scholastic), Spain (Barbara Fiore Editora), France (Editions Dargaud), Korea (Sakejul Publishing), Chinese/Complex (Grimm Press), Germany (Carlsen), Italy (Elliot Edizioni), Norway (Egmont Serieforlaget), The Netherlands (Querido Uitgeverij), Poland (Kultura Gniewu), Simplified Chinese Characters (Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co.), Sweden (Kabusa), Japan (Kawade Shobo), Portugal (Kalandraka), Czech Republic (Labyrint), Brazil (Ediciones SM)

For further information email rights@hachette.com.au


Lost Thing

Title: The Lost Thing

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

Edition: Hardcover ISBN: 9780734400741 Price: Aus $28.99

Edition: Paperback ISBN: 9780734411389 Price: Aus $17.99

A boy discovers a bizarre-looking creature while out collecting bottle-tops at a beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notice its presence. Each is unhelpful in their own way; strangers, friends, parents are all unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to day-to-day life. In spite of his better judgement, the boy feels sorry for this hapless creature, and attempts to find out where it belongs.

Listed as a CBCA Honour Book.

Watch a short clip featuring The Lost Thing in Shaun's own words!

The Lost Thing has recently been adapted into a short animated film. Check out more information about it at www.thelostthing.com. Download Teacher Guide

Rights to 'The Lost Thing' have been sold in ten countries.

Rights Sold to The Lost Thing: US (Arthur Levine/ Scholastic), Spain (Barbara Fiore Editora), Korea (Sakejul Publishing), Complex Chinese Characters (Muses Publishing House), Germany (Carlsen Verlag), Italy (Elliot Edizioni) France (Gallimard), Russia (OM Publishing House), Brazil (Ediciones SM), Norway (Cappelen Damm)

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Red Tree

Title: The Red Tree

Author/Illustrator: Shaun Tan

Edition: Hardcover ISBN: 9780734401724 Price: Aus $28.99

Edition: Paperback ISBN: 9780734411372 Price: Aus $17.99

A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to quietly overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings. Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light. The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that cannot always be simply expressed in words. It is a series of imaginary landscapes conjured up by the wizardry of Shaun Tan's masterful and miraculous art. As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope.

Listed as a CBCA Honour Book. Download Teacher Guide

Rights to 'The Red Tree' have been sold in eleven countries.

Rights Sold to The Red Tree: US (Arthur Levine/ Scholastic), Spain (Barbara Fiore Editora), France (Gallimard), Italy (Elliot Edizioni), Japan (Imajinsha Co.), Korea (Pulbit Publishing Co.), China (Herying Publishing Co.), Taiwan (Herying Publishing Co.), Brazil (Ediciones SM), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Portugal (Kalandraka)

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The Rabbits

Title: The Rabbits

Author/Illustrator: John Marsden/Shaun Tan

Edition: Hardcover ISBN: 9780734410788 Price: Aus $28.99

Edition: Paperback ISBN: 9780734410832 Price: Aus $17.99

'The rabbits came many grandparents ago.
They built houses, made roads, had children.
They cut down trees.
A whole continent of rabbits...'

THE RABBITS offers a rich and immensely valuable perspective on the effect of man on his environment. Visually loaded and told with a passion for truth and understanding, THE RABBITS aims to promote cultural awareness and a sense of caring for the natural world.

Awarded CBCA Picture Book of the Year. Download Teacher Guide


Memorial

Title: Memorial

Author/Illustrator: Gary Crew/Shaun Tan

Edition: Paperback ISBN: 9780734405456 Price: Aus $16.99

A Moreton Bay Fig tree, planted as a memorial to Australian soldiers killed in World War I, looks set to be cut down by the local council. A young boy tells the moving story of the tree, as related by his great grandfather, grandfather and father, each of whom has participated in wars over the years.

Listed as a CBCA Honour Book. Download Teacher Guide






The Viewer

Title: The Viewer

Author/Illustrator: Gary Crew/Shaun Tan

Edition: Paperback ISBN: 9780734406019 Price: Aus $16.99

Young Tristan, a curious boy who rescues all sorts of objects from the rubbish dump, finds an old Viewmaster in its elaborate box, complete with a set of disks. He finds that these represent the ages of humankind, seen as a cyclical structure in which patterns of growth and decay are repeated. Tristan becomes more and more drawn in to the world of the disks, and eventually disappears. The book is full of metaphors and symbols of seeing and watching, circularity and never-endingness, in a complex, fantastical tale, which was Shaun Tan's first picture book.

Crichton Award Winner.


About Shaun Tan

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 in Melbourne.

Shaun began drawing and painting images for science fiction and horror stories in small-press magazines as a teenager, and has since become best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through surreal, dream-like imagery. Books such as The Rabbits, The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and the acclaimed wordless novel The Arrival, have been widely translated throughout Europe, Asia and South America, and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer, and worked as a concept artist for the films Horton Hears a Who and Pixar's WALL-E. His short film, The Lost Thing (based on his book), will be released on DVD in November 2010 with Madman Entertainment.

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Praise for The Arrival

Awards Achieved

  • CBCA Awards 2007
  • Winner of Picture Book of the Year
  • NSW Premier's Awards 2007
  • Winner of Book of the Year
  • Winner of Community Relations Commission Award.
  • Shortlisted for Ethel Turner Prize (for young people's literature)
  • WA Premier's Awards 2006
  • Winner of Premier's Prize
  • Winner of Children's Books category
  • QLD Premier's Awards
  • Shortlisted for Children's Book of the Year
  • ABA Nielsen BookData 2007 Booksellers Choice Award
  • Shortlisted
  • Australian Book Industry Awards 2007 (ABIA)
  • Winner of Australian Children's Book of the Year for Older Children
  • Shortlisted for Australian Book of the Year
  • Bologna Ragazzi Award 2007 (Italy)
  • Special Mention, Fiction
  • White Ravens 2007
  • (IBBY - International Board on Books for Young people) Special Mention
  • 2007 Aurealis Awards (Australia)
  • Winner, Young Adult Short Story
  • Winner, Golden Aurealis (Short Story)
  • English 4-11 Awards for Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2006 (UK)
  • Winner, Special Award
  • 2006 Cybils Award (Children's books Bloggers, USA)
  • Nominated in the Graphic Novel category
  • Golden Mouse Award from Specialist Children's Booksellers (NSW)
  • APA Book Design Awards 2007
  • Winner of Best Designed Children's Picture Book
  • Winner of Best Designed Children's Book Cover of the Year
  • Highly Commended for Best Designed Cover of the Year
  • Ditmar Awards, Australian Science Fiction Achievement Awards
  • Peter McNamara Award
  • Best Books of 2007 by Publishers Weekly
  • Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Convention 2007
  • Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year in New York Times
  • NCS (National Cartoonists Society) – Comic Book Award US 2008
  • Album of the Year at the Angouleme International Comics Festival France 2008
  • 1st CJ Picture Book Awards – New Publication Award 2008
  • Nominated in Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis for 'Best Picture Book' 2009
  • 'The Times' (UK) Book of the Decade list
  • The Arrival came in at No. 35. The description is as follows:
  • The Australian illustrator Tan delineates the strange, sad experience of immigration in stunning, sepia-toned, exquisitely detailed, wordless panels. An imaginative triumph, and every home should have one.

 

 

 

'Tan's illustrations are haunting and brilliantly paced. The story moves forwards seamlessly, never stifling the reader's interpretation of what the tale is about.' – The Age

'His unique ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through images more than proves the truth of the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words.' – Sydney Morning Herald

'Tan's images are extraordinarily poignant, revealing one man's journey and also those of intersecting individuals and families who share experiences of displacement, imprisonment, and war.' – Canberra Times

'The only thing that should stop this book from winning the 2007 Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year Award is the absolute collapse of the nation.' – Courier Mail

'It is a magnificent and timely story of hope and persistence: deeply moving, disturbing and, at the same time, infused with quiet joy and a grand, buoyant openness to experience.' – The Monthly

'This is the most beautiful book I have ever held in my hands. The Arrival is a collector's item that will never reach the shelves of a second hand bookstore; it is one that you will buy "for a friend" and never be able to part with it.' – Manly Daily

'This is a brilliant book, beautifully packaged to resemble an old family album full of cherished photographs that have survived a long and difficult but ultimately rewarding journey.' - Child publications

'The Australian illustrator Tan delineates the strange, sad experience of immigration in stunning, sepia-toned, exquisitely detailed, wordless panels. An imaginative triumph, and every home should have one.' The Times (UK); number 35 in Best Books of the Decade article

"With this haunting, wordless sequence about a lonely emigrant in a bewildering city, Tan ... finds in the graphic novel format an ideal outlet for his sublime imagination.... few will remain unaffected by this timeless stunner." Publishers Weekly (USA)

"Filled with both subtlety and grandeur, the book is a unique work that not only fulfils but also expands the potential of its form." Booklist (USA)

"...an unashamed paean to the immigrant's spirit, tenacity and guts, perfectly crafted for maximum effect." Kirkus Reviews (USA)

"Shaun Tan's The Arrival may be the most brilliant book of the year" School Library journal (USA)

"A true marvel on any bookshelf, a unique piece of art and a beautifully told story, it will also serve as a brilliant introduction to discussions on multiculturalism, migration and tolerance." School Librarian (UK)

" ...a remarkable and skilful work of art." The Sunday Times (UK)

"This book should be 'read' by adults and children alike. It's astonishing." Bookseller (UK)

"The reader's experience, as he or she tries to make sense of the unfamiliar scenes and strange images, parallels that of the emigrant, striving to understand without the aid of language. This extraordinarily accomplished pieces of storytelling can be read and understood on many different levels." The Guardian (UK)

"The surreal, sepia illustrations in this remarkable book invite repeated study. Strangely beautiful and frightening, you can spend hours searching for hidden meanings and extra stories." Carousel (UK)

"Anyone who thinks that the graphic novel is no more than a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon, ought to take a look at " The Arrival." This magnificent work not only establishes itself in a major new literary genre but raises the stakes for anyone seriously considering working in it." David Small, Caldecott Medalist for So You Want To Be President?

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