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 bookpublished in 1972in 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.
"Say's subtle watercolor shadings and the details in the fine lines of these illustrations capture the power and the sensitivity of this story of a man who learns that to become someone beyond his current self, he must first truly be himself." School Library Journal
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His work is featured in textbooks across the U.S. and "El Chino" lives up to those. The ending is abrupt, but information on Bill Wong is limited and the message it presents is accomplished by then. It is a favorite among the many classrooms I read it to and obviously resonates with the many young Chinese American students we have in the area.
It is more action verb oriented as well which allows for a vivid oral presentation of a story if one dost attempt.
When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly
aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, ...
There was a story that Mama read to Jiro:Once, in old Japan, a young woodcutter
livedalone in a little cottage. One winter day he found a crane struggling in a snare and set it free.When Jiro looks out the window ...
Emma is a gifted young artist whose most prized possession is a small, shaggy rug.
When her mother accidentally puts the rug in the washing machine and destroys it, Emma is devastated and ceases her art. In cogent prose and ...
Caldecott Medalist Allen Say creates a beautiful story about an American girl who seeks adventure
in Japan and discovers more than she could have imagined.In her grandmother's house there is one Japanese print of a small house with lighted windows. ...
Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published.
At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in ...
Original stories and activities mirror the types of passages and comprehension questions on standardized tests.
96 pages. Realistic fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction reading selections. One-page story, one-page activity. Up to 6 comprehension skills per activity. Variety of activity formats.
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