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Grandfather's Journey

by Allen Say
Illustrator Allen Say

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 27, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: October 27, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547076800

ISBN - 13: 9780547076805

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey

by Allen Say
Illustrator Allen Say

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 0 in

Published: October 27, 2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0547076800

ISBN - 13: 9780547076805

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 the Author

"I am striving to give shape to my dreams--the old business of making myths--the fundemental force of art. And so, GRANDFATHER''S JOURNEY is essentially a dream book, for the life''s journey is an endless dreaming of the places we have left behind and the places we have yet to reach."--Allen Say

Editorial Reviews

"The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked as it is in this direct, lyrical narrative that is able to stir emotions through the sheer simplicity of its telling." Horn Book, Starred

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Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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