Grandfather's journey (#0954DN7)

by Say, Allen

11 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Price: USD 17.62
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Dewey: -E-; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 3.6
AR 3.6 LG .5 7570EN; LEX AD650L; F&P P
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-3; Ages 4-7
From PW: Ages 4-8; SLJ: Gr 3-Up; read the full-text reviews


Other available formats

Paperback Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin, 1993

USD 7.94

Similar Items You May Also Enjoy

Me... Jane

Butterflies for Kiri


The most magnificent thing

Those shoes

Me... Jane by McDonnell, Patrick

Butterflies for Kiri by Falwell, Cathryn

Mirror by Baker, Jeannie

The most magnificent thing by Spires, Ashley

Those shoes by Boelts, Maribeth

Browse more items like “Grandfather's journey” …

From Follett

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

From the Publisher
When he was a young man, Allen Say's grandfather left his home in Japan to explore the world. He began his journey by crossing the Pacific Ocean on a steamship, then wandered the deserts, farmlands, and cities of North America. Allen Say lovingly tells the story of his own family's cross-cultural history in elegant watercolor paintings that earned him a Caldecott Medal in 1994. This twentieth-anniversary gift edition of the modern classic features downloadable audio and an introduction by Allen Say.

Product Details
  • Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication Date: November 5, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: 20th anniversary edition.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-544-05050-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-544-05050-1
  • Follett Number: 0954DN7
  • Reading Level: 3.6
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-3
  • Ages: 4-7
  • Publishers Weekly: Ages 4-8
  • School Library Journal: Gr 3-Up
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.6
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 7570EN
  • Lexile: AD650L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: P

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 04/01/03
  • Booklist, 06/01/97
  • Caldecott Medal, 1994
  • Christian Library Journal, 12/15/04
  • Elementary School Library Collection, 06/01/00
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/14
  • L.A. Recommended Foreign Language, 02/01/99
  • Publishers Weekly
  • School Library Journal, 07/01/97
  • School Library Journal starred, 09/01/98
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide starred (Spring 2014)
As a young man, Say's grandfather travels throughout America, eventually returning to Japan. Say, who lived in California when he wrote this book, finds "the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other. I think know my grandfather now." The immigrant experience has rarely been so poignantly evoked as it is in this narrative, accompanied by soft-toned watercolors. This edition includes a one-page introduction by the author.

Read all 5 full-text reviews …

Find Similar Items by Topic

Back to Top