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Grandfather's Journey

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 5,612 Ratings and 467 Reviews

Book Description
Home becomes elusive in this story about immigration and acculturation, pieced together through old pictures and salvaged family tales. Both the narrator and his grandfather long to return to Japan, but when they do, they feel anonymous and confused: "The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other." Allen Say's prose is succinct and controlled, to the effect of su... More
Book Information
PublisherPerfection Learning
BindingHardcover (13 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages30
ISBN-10160686193X
ISBN-13978-1606861936
Publication Date10/01/2008
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About Allen Say (Author, Illustrator) : Allen Say is a published adapter, author, and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Allen Say include Tree of Cranes, Lost Lake, Grandfathers Journey, and The Ink-keeper... more
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4/13/2014 Lucy Spence said: My mother-in-law read this book aloud to herself, commenting, "This is just like me."

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1/3/2010 Nancy S. Miller Illustration said: Love the illustrations one of my favorite stories I can relate to.
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7/2/2009 Belinda Lau said: I feel like the Grandfather in this story when it comes to transplanting from CA to Hawaii. I love Allen Say books.
tags: Inspired me

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6/8/2009 john tracy said:
Check out all of Allen Say's books. Grandfather's journal is a fave. Say, like Anthony Browne, goes beyond those book that just reflect the story - his stuff is often several layers ahead. The illustrations are like riddles that say more and more each time you look at them. My favorite line in the ... more

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5/24/2009 Felice Vigil said: I love Allen Say's books...I have even given this one as a gift to a friend's mother who is from Japan, but now resides in the Seattle area. They are a good way to teach children about other cultures.
tags: I recommend

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12/18/2008 nisa o. tagged as: Inspired me

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8/31/2007 Amy Moreno tagged as: I Read

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