The Arrival 1


Marlaco studied this fantastic picture book in a Social Studies unit on migration. It is the story of a man who must flee his own country to escape a terrible, pervasive menace. (This menace is depicted in the book by a terrible dragon, an allegory for terrible oppression or persecution.)

The man arrives in a country where the language, culture, food and geography are all new and unfamiliar, though the country is welcoming to refugees. The book depicts the man’s gradual assimilation in his new surroundings, as he prepares for his beloved family to join him.

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