Shaun Tan is one of Australia's finest illustrators.
Best known for children's books like The Rabbits, The Red Tree, and The Lost Thing, he has evolved a style and a way of storytelling without words that transcend any age.
In the short film below we walk page by page through The Arrival, to a narrative voice - the book itself needs no narration, but I love this piece, and the music.
I hope you do too.
(Shaun won an Oscar last week, for his short film based on The Lost Thing. He's 37, and lives in Melbourne, Australia.)