The Arrival

Jacket art for graphic novel The Arrival

  • Contributors: Shaun Tan
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  • Summary: 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.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • A Junior Library Guild selection
    • ALA Notable Children's Books - Older Readers Category, 2008
    • Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Short Story & Golden Aurealis for Best Short Story, 2006
    • Australian Book Industry Awards: Book of the Year for Older Children
    • Booklist Editors' Choice - Books for Youth - Older Readers Category, 2007
    • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Special Citation, 2008
    • Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended
    • Children's Book Council of Australia Award for Picture Book of the Year, 2007
    • Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Books: Picture Books
    • Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis Nominee for Bilderbuch, 2009
    • Horn Book Fanfare, Picture Books, 2007
    • Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Book, 2008
    • Literaturpreis der Jury der jungen Leser for Sonderpreis, 2009
    • Locus Award for Best Art Book, 2008
    • Moonbeam Children's Book Award, 2007
    • New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for Book of the Year & Community Relations Commission Award, 2007
    • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books, 2007
    • New York Times Best Illustrated, 2008
    • New York Times Notable Books - Children's Books, 2007
    • Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts, 2013
    • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
    • NSW Premier's Literary Awards: Book of the Year
    • Plano Nacional de Leitura for (Portugal)
    • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee, 2009
    • School Library Journal Best Books, 2007
    • The Inky Awards Shortlist for Gold Inky, 2007
    • USBBY Outstanding International Books - Grades 6-8, 2008
    • Western Australian Premier's Book Award for Overall Winner & Childrens Book, 2006
    • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Children's Books
    • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards: Premier's Prize
    • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2008
    • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2008
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.


  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Recommended Grade Level: 7-12
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780439895293

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