Discussion Questions for Shaun Tan’s The Arrival - Chapter 1
The pages are not numbered in this book, but Chapter I begins on the fifth page
Based on what you see on this page, what can you tell about the setting of this
Who lives in this home?
What do the tings shown on this page tell us about the people living in this
What is the man doing?
How does the woman feel about what the man is doing?
Can you find the objects from page 5 in this panel?
(panel 5) What is the girl looking at?
Where are the people going?
Do you think the family is safe or in danger? What do you see that supports
Why does the man give his daughter the bird?
(panel 4) Why is the woman crying?
(panel 6) What do you think the man is saying to the woman?
How do you think the woman and the girl feel now?
What are some reasons why the whole family didn’t get on the train?
Version 1.0 www.makingvisualnarratives.com
Jul. 22, 2015
Jan. 9, 2015
Mar. 20, 2012
Discussions questions for Chapter One of Shaun Tan's The Arrival.