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Allen Say

Autor(a) de Grandfather's Journey

31+ Works 8,891 Membros 650 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Allen Say was born in 1937 in Yokohama, Japan and grew up during the war, attending seven different primary schools amidst the ravages of falling bombs. His parents divorced in the wake of the end of the war and he moved in with his maternal grandmother, with whom he did not get along with. She mostrar mais eventually let him move into a one room apartment, and Say began to make his dream of being a cartoonist a reality. He was twelve years old. Say sought out his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei, and begged him to take him on as an apprentice. He spent four years with Shinpei, but at the age of 16 moved to the United States with his father. Say was sent to a military school in Southern California but then expelled a year later. He struck out to see California with a suitcase and twenty dollars. He moved from job to job, city to city, school to school, painting along the way, and finally settled on advertising photography and prospered. Say's first children's book was done in his photo studio, between shooting assignments. It was called "The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice" and was the story of his life with Noro Shinpei. After this, he began to illustrate his own picture books, with writing and illustrating becoming a sort of hobby. While illustrating "The Boy of the Three-year Nap" though, Say suddenly remembered the intense joy I knew as a boy in my master's studio and decided to pursue writing and illustrating full time. Say began publishing books for children in 1968. His early work, consisting mainly of pen-and-ink illustrations for Japanese folktales, was generally well received; however, true success came in 1982 with the publication of The Bicycle Man, based on an incident in Say's life. "The Boy of the Three-Year Nap" published in 1988, and written by Dianne Snyder, was selected as a 1989 Caldecott Honor Book and winner of The Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for best picture book. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: By Politics and Prose Bookstore - Cropped from Allen Say-- Drawing From Memory (Children's and Teens' Department), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34104030


Obras por Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey (1993) 3,061 exemplares
The Bicycle Man (1982) 650 exemplares
Tea with Milk (1999) 650 exemplares
Tree of Cranes (1991) 635 exemplares
The Lost Lake (1900) 549 exemplares
Drawing from Memory (2011) 524 exemplares
Emma's Rug (1996) 371 exemplares
Kamishibai Man (2005) 312 exemplares
El Chino (1990) 269 exemplares
A River Dream (1988) 251 exemplares
The Sign Painter (2000) 179 exemplares
Allison (1997) 177 exemplares
The Favorite Daughter (2013) 146 exemplares
Erika-San (2009) 137 exemplares
Silent Days, Silent Dreams (2017) 134 exemplares
The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice (1979) 129 exemplares
The Boy in the Garden (2010) 125 exemplares
Music for Alice (2004) 125 exemplares
Stranger in the Mirror (1995) 120 exemplares
Home of the Brave (2002) 116 exemplares
The Inker's Shadow (2015) 57 exemplares
Almond (2020) 23 exemplares
Miss Irwin (2023) 14 exemplares
Kozo the Sparrow (2023) 13 exemplares
The Feast of Lanterns (1976) 12 exemplares
Dr. Smith's safari (1972) 2 exemplares
Japanese Kanji 1 exemplar

Associated Works

How My Parents Learned to Eat (1984) — Ilustrador — 964 exemplares
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap (1988) — Ilustrador — 836 exemplares
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Ilustrador — 827 exemplares
Magic and the Night River (1812) — Ilustrador — 85 exemplares
The Lucky Yak (1980) — Ilustrador — 8 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This would be a good book for primary or intermediate readers
This book is about the artist Allen Say and the ways that he began an artisit
This book would be a fun one to have in the classroom as a free read book
aclapp | 51 outras críticas | Apr 24, 2024 |



I enjoyed this. It took perhaps 40 minutes to read.

I think it is it’s own thing. Whole and complete. It could be in picture book biographies or with adult biographies.

Some sentiments are a bit shocking but it is a memoir and his impressions are his own. His scars are his own.

I am so thankful that while frustrated by the mess I am supportive of my children’s love of art.
FamiliesUnitedLL | 51 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
Through pensive portraits and delicately faded art, Allen Say pays tribute to his grandfather's persistent longing for home that continues within Allen.

This restlessness and constant desire to be in two places speaks to a universal experience as well as the deeply personal ties of family to place, and what it means to be at home in more than one country.
PlumfieldCH | 247 outras críticas | Apr 16, 2024 |
Beautiful illustrations accompany this touching story of the Kamishibai Man. He was a valued part of the community until the television came along...
Students will enjoy learning about an aspect of Japanese culture through this book.
Chrissylou62 | 15 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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