Grandfather's Journey

by Allen Say
Illustrator Allen Say

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 25, 1993 | Picture Books |

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Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid-words used to describe Allen Say''s Grandfather''s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man''s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers'' attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: October 25, 1993

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395570352

ISBN - 13: 9780395570357

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey

by Allen Say
Illustrator Allen Say

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: October 25, 1993

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0395570352

ISBN - 13: 9780395570357

From the Publisher

Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid-words used to describe Allen Say''s Grandfather''s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man''s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers'' attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.

About the Author

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say''s mentor. Say illustrated his first children''s book -- published in 1972 -- in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children''s books on a part-time basis. But in 1987, while illustrating THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (Caldecott Honor Medal), he recaptured the joy he had known as a boy working in his master''s studio. It was then that Say decided to make a full commitment to doing what he loves best: writing and illustrating children''s books. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER''S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. He is a full-time writer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say''s mentor. Say illustrated his first children''s book -- published in 1972 -- in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children''s books o
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From Our Editors

Acclaimed illustrator Allen Say straddles two equally beloved, equally exciting worlds in this intricately illustrated picture book. Telling the story of his own grandfather's experiences back home in Japan and then in his new life in America, the author shares experiences familiar to many children of first-generation North Americans. With poignant text evoking the emotionalism of leaving home and the conflict of leaving behind a precious place, Grandfather's Journey is a remarkable cross-cultural journey.  

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The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked.
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Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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