The Favorite Daughter by Allen SayThe Favorite Daughter by Allen Say

The Favorite Daughter

byAllen SayIllustratorAllen Say

Hardcover | May 28, 2013

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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 projects she used to love. Fortunately she has a patient, kind fatherwho finds gentle ways of drawing her out and reminding Yuriko of the traditions they share that have always brought her joy: walks in lovely Golden Gate Park, lunch at their favorite sushi restaurant, watching the fog blow in off the bay. It's enough . . . it's more than enough to face down her challenges with confidence.

From the incomparable Allen Say comes another moving story taken from his personal experience and translated to the universal. This tale, dedicated with love to Say's daughter, is one for all parents who want their children to feel pridein their heritage, and to know their own greatest sources of strength and inspiration.

The Favorite Daughter will be a favourite for years to come.

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 ...
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Title:The Favorite DaughterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.85 × 10.31 × 0.41 inPublished:May 28, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054517662X

ISBN - 13:9780545176620

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Praise for The Favorite Daughter"A lighthearted look at the angst of wanting to both blend in and stand out." -The New York Times Book Review"Caldecott-winner Say's (Grandfather's Journey) meticulous draftsmanship and openhearted honesty make this a memorable piece of autobiography . . . an affirming portrait of a divorced father savoring every minute of his shared custody." -Publishers Weekly"This is as much a story about cultural pride as it about self-esteem and problem-solving, from which all can draw a lesson." -Kirkus"A sensitive addition to the canon of picture books about children coming to terms with being 'different.'" -School Library Journal"The genuine warmth and nontrivializing look at childhood troubles should endear this to a young audience. And the emphasis on celebrating one's culture while finding common ground with others is universally handy." -Booklist