A small foreign exchange student comes to live with a family. He is curious, quiet, and perplexing to his host who does his best to show him around. But when he departed one morning “with little more than a wave and a polite goodbye” he left a beautiful surprise for the family. There is more than a touch of magic here, along with a character hard to forget.— Valerie Lewis
From the New York Times bestselling author of The ArrivalWhen a foreign exchange student comes to live with a typical suburban family, he brings with him a boundless sense of curiosity -- and a stream of unexpected questions (which his hosts are never quite sure how to answer). But when the moment comes to say good-bye, a beautiful surprise awaits, and a gift the family will never forget.This new stand-alone edition of one of Shaun Tan's most beloved and inviting stories is perfect for sharing with readers of all ages who appreciate stories of wonder, exploration, and life's everyday mysteries.
About the Author
Shaun Tan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Arrival, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City, Rules of Summer, and The Singing Bones. He received the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2011 and won an Academy Award for the adaptation of his picture book The Lost Thing (from Lost & Found: Three by Shaun Tan). Shaun lives in Melbourne, Australia.