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Grandfather's Journey

Say, Allen

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ISBN 10: 0395570352 / ISBN 13: 9780395570357
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing of this Caldecott Medal winner. Slight softening to top right corner of book, else lovely, clean, crisp pages; NEAR FINE. Jacket FINE--not price-clipped; no medal on jacket; clean, crisp, bright. Bookseller Inventory # 77710

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Title: Grandfather's Journey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Allen Say

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Not Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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Lyrical, breathtaking, splendid—words used to describe Allen Say’s Grandfather’s Journey when it was first published. At once deeply personal yet expressing universally held emotions, this tale of one man’s love for two countries and his constant desire to be in both places captured readers’ attention and hearts. Winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal, it remains as historically relevant and emotionally engaging as ever.

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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 surprise when monumental events are scaled down to a few words: "The young woman fell in love, married, and sometime later I was born." The book also has large, formal paintings in delicate, faded colors that portray a cherished and well-preserved family album. The book, for audiences ages 4 to 8, won the 1994 Caldecott Medal.

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