Have you ever met a shy visitor from a strange place and tried fervently to make sure they learned about your city, saw all the sights, and had a good time? Wispy, mysterious houseguest Eric sleeps in the pantry, asks a lot of strange questions, and then, very abruptly, leaves. The puzzling question of how the visit went is finally answered with a breathtakingly lovely gesture. This sweet, enchanting tale reminds us that, while we each experience the world differently, we can connect with one another, across cultures, in unexpected ways. -Erica— From 2020 Holiday Recommendations
When 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.