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Synopsis:

As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy's very first Christmas.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395520246
Author:
Say, Allen
Author:
Say, Allen
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Japan Fiction.
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
101-394
Publication Date:
October 1991
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9.75 in 0.39 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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