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The Sign Painter

by Allen Say

|October 1, 2000

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In his Caldecott acceptance speech for GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, Allen Say told of his difficulty in separating his dreams from reality. For him this separation was not as important as finding a meaning behind the contradictions and choices we all must make in life…

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Emma is a gifted young artist whose most prized possession is a small, shaggy rug. When her mother accidentally puts the rug in the washing machine and destroys it, Emma is devastated and ceases her art.

The Lost Lake

by Allen Say

|August 1, 2003

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Luke and his father, who is disgusted by the tourists surrounding the once secluded lake of his childhood, hike deeper into the wilderness to find a lost lake" of their own. "
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A father helps his daughter find pride and inspiration in this masterful picture book. Yuriko hates her name when the children make fun of it and call her "Eureka!" Though she is half Japanese, the teasing makes her want to hide, to retreat even from the art…

Drawing from Memory

by Allen Say

|September 1, 2011

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Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII. Drawing from Memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand…
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When he was a young man, Allen Say's grandfather left his home in Japan to explore the world. He began his journey by crossing the Pacific Ocean on a steamship, then wandered the deserts, farmlands, and cities of North America. Allen Say lovingly tells the story…

A River Dream

by Allen Say

|March 19, 2004

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A little boy takes a fantasy trip up the river by his house to fly-fish with his uncle.

The Inker's Shadow

by Allen Say

|October 1, 2015

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Caldecott Medalist, Allen Say, presents a companion to his award-winning Drawing From Memory . For Allen Say, life as teen in Southern California was a cold existence. His father, one of the leading hamburger salesmen in Japan, ran a booming burger business, much…

Grandfather's Journey

by Allen Say

|October 27, 2008

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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…

The Bicycle Man

by Allen Say

|August 1, 2003

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The amazing tricks two American soldiers perform on a borrowed bicycle are a fitting finale for the school sports day festivities in a small village in occupied Japan.

Allison

by Allen Say

|August 1, 2004

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When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place.…

Kamishibai Man

by Allen Say

|October 24, 2005

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The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead.…