Grandfather's Journey (Hardcover)

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Caldecott winner Grandfather’s Journey shares the true story of Say’s grandfather emigrating to the United States from Japan at the turn of century. Despite loving his adopted land, his grandfather decides to return to his homeland to raise a family. Years later he misses his second home. War breaks out, however, and he is never able to revisit America. --Cressida

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When he was a young man, Allen Say's 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 family's 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 an introduction by Allen Say.

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"The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked as it is in this direct, lyrical narrative that is able to stir emotions through the sheer simplicity of its telling." Horn Book, Starred

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780544050501
ISBN-10: 0544050509
Publisher: Harcourt Brace and Company
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English