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ISBN13: 9780395570357
ISBN10: 0395570352
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A 20th anniversary edition to commemorate Allen Say's beloved classic.   In 1993, Allen Say first delivered this account of his familys cross-cultural experience of Japan and America. In the years since its publication, this beloved Caldecott-winning picture book has become a modern classic for readers all over the world.   Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once.   Illustrated with exquisite watercolor paintings, intimate and memorable, the anniversary edition of Grandfathers Journey celebrates Allen Says most personal and enduring picture yet of the bridges between two worlds. A new introduction written by Allen Say and downloadable audio are included.

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Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal.

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In this special anniversary edition with a new introduction and downloadable audio of his Caldecott-winning classic, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience in America and Japan. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once.

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When he was a young man, Allen Says 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 of his own familys cross-cultural history in elegant watercolor paintings that earned him a Caldecott Medal in 1994. This twentieth-anniversary gift edition of the modern classic features downloadable audio and a new introduction by Allen Say.

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Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Says Grandfathers Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one mans 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.

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Adelaide, April 30, 2007 (view all comments by Adelaide)
Say's poignant watercolors pulled me to the page in this sweet story of cross-cultural experience. Sparse prose enlivened the pangs and joys of homesickness, as I experienced this book's strong sense of place. I will hold the lessons of this tender rendition of life's gifts and burdens in my back pocket as I move along the earth. Can't wait to share this book with a child.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780395570357
Other:
Say, Allen
Author:
Say, Allen
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Ethnic - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Homesickness
Subject:
Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Japan Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
October 1993
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.25 in 1 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal.
"Synopsis" by , In this special anniversary edition with a new introduction and downloadable audio of his Caldecott-winning classic, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience in America and Japan. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once.
"Synopsis" by , When he was a young man, Allen Says 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 of his own familys cross-cultural history in elegant watercolor paintings that earned him a Caldecott Medal in 1994. This twentieth-anniversary gift edition of the modern classic features downloadable audio and a new introduction by Allen Say.
"Synopsis" by , Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Says Grandfathers Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one mans 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.
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