Grandfathers Journey

Reading ➶ Grandfathers Journey  Author Allen Say – Lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Grandfathers Journey
  • Allen Say
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 0395570352

About the Author: Allen Say

Allen Say is one of the most beloved artists working today He is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for GRANDFATHER S JOURNEY, and also won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for THE BOY OF THE THREE YEAR NAP written by Dianne Snyder Many of Allen s stories are derived from his own experiences as a child His other books include THE BICYCLE MAN, TEA WITH MILK, and TREE OF Allen Say is one of the most beloved artists working today He is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal for GRANDFATHER S JOURNEY, and also won a Caldecott Honor and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for THE BOY OF THE THREE YEAR NAP written by Dianne Snyder Many of Allen s stories are derived from his own experiences as a child His other books include THE BICYCLE MAN, TEA WITH MILK, and TREE OF CRANES, hailed by The Horn Book in a starred review as the achievement of a master in his prime Allen s recent book, ERIKA SAN, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly He lives in Portland, Oregon


Grandfathers Journey This Tale Of One Man S Love For Two Countries And His Constant Desire To Be In Both Places, As He Goes Between Japan And The United States Over The Course Of His Life.

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10 thoughts on “Grandfathers Journey

  1. Bonnie says:

    As someone who has taken watercolour classes, I appreciate Allen Say s talent, and give full marks 5 stars for the paintings in Grandfather s Journey The 1994 Caldecott Medal given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children was well deserved That he used pen and ink in his artwork for Under the Cherry Blossom Tree and other earlier works, is a good indication that Say is a wonderful, versatile artist In Grandfather s Journey, Allen Say retells his grandfath As someone who has taken watercolour classes, I appreciate Allen Say s talent, and give full marks 5 stars for the paintings in Grandfather s Journey The 1994 Caldecott Medal given to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children was well deserved That he used pen and ink in his artwork for Under the Cherry Blossom Tree and other earlier works, is a good indicatio...

  2. Manybooks says:

    Allen Say s Caldecott Medal winning Grandfather s Journey as a story, as an account, reads sweetly and generally quite pleasantly, but also with much thought provoking potential emotionality, and even a palpable bit of potential sadness especially to and for those of us who are immigrants or emigrants ourselves and have personally experienced what the text shows and oh so very clearly presents, namely equal amounts of love and passion for both our countries of origin and the countries to which Allen Say s Caldecott Medal winning Grandfather s Journey as a story, as an account, reads sweetly and generally quite pleasantly, but also with much thought provoking potential emotionality, and even a palpable bit of potential sadness especially to and for those of us who are immigrants or emigrants ourselves and have personally experienced what the text shows and oh so very clearly presents, namely equal amounts of love and passion for both our countries of origin and the countries to which we have immigrated, often not really knowing exactly who we are, or where we belong, straddling worlds, languages, cultures And with tenderness, with graceful understanding, Allen Say s exquisitely lyrical voice evocatively demonstrates that some if not even a rather goodly number of immigrants like his own grandfather, like the personal subject ...

  3. Kathryn says:

    A poignant story that will probably be better appreciated by adults than children, this is the touching and bittersweet story of Say s grandfather, a loving tribute to the man who had a wanderlust and who loved both his hometown in Japan and his new home in California and who was never completely satisfied in either place because part of him longed to be in the other A beautiful story that children and adults of two worlds will probably respond to, it is also a testament to how young children l A poignant story that will probably be better appreciated by adults than children, this is the touching and bittersweet story of Say s grandfather, a loving tribute to the man who had a wanderlust and who loved both his hometown in Japan and his...

  4. Lisa Vegan says:

    I do wonder whether I d have rated this book 5 stars if I hadn t just read the remarkable book Drawing from Memory.The illustrations are gorgeous and evocative of their places They re definitely 5 star worthy.The story, of emigration and immigration, about the author s grandfather and about the author, and their relatives, is spare and lovely and rings so true Its very few words make it suitable fo...

  5. Kathy Davie says:

    A standalone biography of a grandson s remembrances of his grandfather s life that should really get a 6.In 1994, Grandfather s Journey won the Caldecott Medal, and in 1993, it won the California Book Award Silver Medal for Juvenile.My TakeIt s beautiful yet sad Say reminisces about his grandfather, his journey to America, his life, and his return to the Japan he misses Say doesn t stop there, for he continues with his parents, and then to his own experience and feelings.Beautiful I know I A standalone biography of a grandson s remembrances of his grandfather s life that should really get a 6.In 1994, Grandfather s Journey won the Caldecott Medal, and in 1993, it won the California Book Award Silver Medal for Juvenile.My TakeIt s beautiful yet sad Say reminisces about his grandfather, his journey to America, his life, and his return to the Japan he misses Say doesn t stop there...

  6. Terri Lynn says:

    I enjoyed this children s picture book very much The art is very good and the story even better This is a story about three generations of one family where the grandfather came to the USA as a young man from Japan and fell in love with the country, especially California and the San Francisco area where he finally settles We see the places he goes and his reactions to these marvels He returns to Japan to marry his childhood sweetheart and returns to San Francisco Their daughter is born there I enjoyed this children s picture book very much The art is very good and the story even better This is a story about three generations of one family where the grandfather came to the USA as a young man from Japan and fell in love with the country, especially California and the San Francisco area where he finally ...

  7. L13_F Sandra says:

    This is a wonderful story of a man torn between his love for two countries Allen Say s grandfather left his home of Japan to see the world Everything astonished or amazed him as he made his way West across North American into California, which he loved the most He returned to Japan to marry but came back to the U.S to settle in San Fancisco until he missed his homeland so much that he had to return After many years had passed he could not forget California with it s mountains and rivers and This is a wonderful story of a man torn between his love for two countries Allen Say s grandfather left his home of Japan to see the world Everything astonished or amazed him as he made his way West across North American into California, which he loved the most He returned to Japan to marry but came back to the U.S to settle in San Fancisco until he missed his homeland so much that he had to return After many years had passed he could not forget California with it s mountains and rivers and planned to return but was never able to Allen Say heard his grandfather s wonderful stories of California went to see it and he too fell in love with the land but eventually missed his homeland and had to return every now and then to stop the aching in his heart The watercolor illustrations are beautiful and the colors are warm and soft and show...

  8. Dolly says:

    This is a wonderful story about the life of a man from Japan Early on, he travels extensively throughout the US and then returns home to raise his family The pictures are amazing, as you would expect for a Caldecott Medal winner, and they tell a beautiful story of the man s life, as he grows up, starts a family and passes on hi...

  9. Elayna Gilbert says:

    I liked this book a lot A young man who leaves his homeland in Japan to travel to America has some mixed thoughts He falls in love with it at first, but begins to miss his homeland and decides to travel back to Japan to see all the beautiful sights that he never appreciated before and to see his sweetheart He ends up marrying her and brings the new wife back to California They made their home by the San Francisco bay and ended up having a daughter When his daughter is grown, she leaves Amer I liked this book a lot A young man who leaves his homeland in Japan to travel to America has some mixed thoughts He falls in love with it at first, but begins to miss his homeland and decides to travel back to Japan to see all the beautiful sights that he never appreciated before and to see his sweetheart He ends up marrying her and brings the new wife back to California They made their h...

  10. Judy says:

    This is only the second book by Say that I ve read, but I will be watching for others After the kids have read some of his stories about children and Japan, I think they ll appreciate this storythan if we were to read it first.As an immigrant, Say writes, The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other.I imagine that will ring true for many immigrants I know it was true for my grandparents....