Drawing from Memory by Allen SayDrawing from Memory by Allen Say

Drawing from Memory

byAllen SayIllustratorAllen Say

Hardcover | 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 his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As World War II raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained-and ultimately came to understand who he really is.

Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, Drawing from Memory presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us.

ALLEN SAY is one of the most beloved artists working today. He is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather's Journey, and also won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for The Boy of the Three-Year Nap (written by Dianne Snyder). Many of Allen's stories are derived from his own experiences as a child. His ...
Title:Drawing from MemoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:64 pages, 10.83 × 8.38 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545176867

ISBN - 13:9780545176866

Appropriate for ages: 10


From the Author

"I am striving to give shape to my dreams-the old business of making myths-the fundamental force of art." -Allen Say (Caldecott Medal acceptance speech for Grandfather's Journey)

Read from the Book

From Drawing from Memory:

On the last door in the building, a name card was pinned below the glass. I read the four characters several times. Noro Shinpei, Noro Shinpei, Noro Shinpei! I tapped on the glass.
"Enter!" a man's voice ordered.