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Grandfather's Journey by  Allen Say - First Edition; First Printing - 1994 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. (SKU: 22109)

Grandfather's Journey

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Grandfather's Journey

by Say, Allen

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Fine in Fine dust jacket
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New York: Scholastic Inc.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1994. First Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0590488643 . A beautiful first Scholastic edition/first printing arranged with Houghton Mifflin Company for distribution through the school market; in seemingly unread Fine condition in alike, illustrated dust-jacket. Bound in tan paper boards with gilt origami illustration, brown cloth spine with gold lettering, tan endpapers; Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1994 for this autobiographical picture book, Say created a photo album to illustrate his family's journey and immigration to America. Grandfather leaves Japan to explore the new world and makes a home in San Francisco. Missing the home of his birth, he returns to Japan with his wife and daughter, but he cannot forget his love of California, always telling stories to his grandson and wishing to return just once more; Color Illustrations; 32 pages .


Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once.


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Books Tell You Why, Inc. US (US)
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Grandfather's Journey
Say, Allen
Illustrated by Allen Say
1/4 Cloth
Book condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
First Edition; First Printing
Scholastic Inc.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
Collectible Out-of-print Rare, Juvenile Literature Picture Book, Multicultural WWII Japanese Americans, Family Biography Historical, Travel USA
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Awarded Illustrators; Awarded Books / Caldecott Medal;

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