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Allen Say

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
Foto taget av: By Politics and Prose Bookstore - Cropped from Allen Say-- Drawing From Memory (Children's and Teens' Department), CC BY-SA 2.0,


Verk av Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey (1993) 2,955 exemplar
Tea with Milk (1999) 627 exemplar
The Bicycle Man (1982) 624 exemplar
Tree of Cranes (1991) 605 exemplar
The Lost Lake (1900) 535 exemplar
Drawing from Memory (2011) 507 exemplar
Emma's Rug (1996) 358 exemplar
Kamishibai Man (2005) 301 exemplar
El Chino (1990) 263 exemplar
A River Dream (1988) 239 exemplar
The Sign Painter (2000) 172 exemplar
Allison (1997) 171 exemplar
The Favorite Daughter (2013) 138 exemplar
Erika-San (2009) 134 exemplar
Silent Days, Silent Dreams (2017) 132 exemplar
The Ink-Keeper's Apprentice (1979) 123 exemplar
The Boy in the Garden (2010) 123 exemplar
Music for Alice (2004) 122 exemplar
Stranger in the Mirror (1995) 120 exemplar
Home of the Brave (2002) 113 exemplar
The Inker's Shadow (2015) 56 exemplar
Almond (2020) 19 exemplar
The Feast of Lanterns (1976) 12 exemplar
Miss Irwin (2023) 10 exemplar
Kozo the Sparrow (2023) 4 exemplar
Dr. Smith's safari (1972) 2 exemplar
Großvaters Reise (2018) 1 exemplar
Japanese Kanji 1 exemplar
THE LOST LAKE 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

How My Parents Learned to Eat (1984) — Illustratör — 933 exemplar
The Boy of the Three-Year Nap (1988) — Illustratör — 811 exemplar
The Big Book for Peace (1990) — Illustratör — 798 exemplar
Magic and the Night River (1812) — Illustratör — 82 exemplar
The Lucky Yak (1980) — Illustratör — 8 exemplar


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MamaBear297 | 244 andra recensioner | Dec 1, 2023 |
Allen Say's autobiographical account of growing up to become an artist and immigrating to the United States, and dealing with family pressures along the way. It is a very wordy read, filled with his own illustrations and photographs of his life.
LisaSmithMorse | 48 andra recensioner | Jul 21, 2023 |
First sentence: On his way home, a boy stops by a small house. "Grandma!" he calls from the front steps. "Your door is open!"

Premise/plot: Miss Irwin is a picture book for older readers. Andy is visiting his grandma. The problem? She doesn't remember him. At all. She thinks he's a student, a former student. Miss Irwin used to be a teacher (before she retired). Their visit is bittersweet, in my opinion, and extremely focused on one subject: birds. Still, Andy can't help loving his grandma.

My thoughts: Would I love this one more if it didn't feature birds so dominantly? Maybe. Probably. I love the idea of loving this book. I love seeing depictions of grandchildren and grandparents in fiction. I love books that focus on that relationship. Alzheimer's effects on relationships is depicted in this one. I think it will "hit a chord" so to speak with some readers--perhaps those that have experienced this in their own lives. This is actually one of several books I've read this year that deals with grandparents with Alzheimer's. (The others being middle grade novels.)
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blbooks | Jul 8, 2023 |
this book has beautiful illustrations, and i would use this book when it comes to just a daily read talking about family or water colors. Its about a grandpa who goes and visits the world but when goes to one place he misses the other.
cflores21 | 244 andra recensioner | Feb 28, 2023 |



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