A silent graphic novel, which tells the story of every migrant, every refugee, every displaced person, and a tribute to all those who've made the journey. It investigates the question of what drives so many to leave everything behind and travel alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends. From the author and illustrator of "The Lost Thing" and "The Red Tree", both of which won awards. Aimed at children aged 8-12yrs, but has great crossover appeal. *Also appeared in April Buyer's Notes*
All ages respond to this moving picture book, a moving tribute to displaced people. (The Sunday Times' 100 Best Children's Books) The Sunday Times 20141005
Shaun Tan is the author and illustrator of The Lost Thing and The Red Tree, both of which have won international awards such as the Honourable Mention in the BolognaRagazzi Prices, were CBCA Honour Books and have been widely translated. Previous books Shaun has illustrated include The Rabbits by John Marsden (CBCA Picture Book of the Year) and with Gary Crew, Memorial (A CBCA Honour Book) and The Viewer (winner of the Crichton Award for illustration). In 2001 Shaun received the 'World Fantasy Best Artist Award' for his body of work. Shaun is the winner of the 2011 Astrid Lindgren prize, the world's richest children's literature award. The award described Shaun as 'a masterly visually storyteller'.