Grandfather's journey (#12662X9)

by Say, Allen

11 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

Paperback Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Price: USD 7.94
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


Other available formats

Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013

USD 17.62

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Product Overview
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
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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin
  • Publication Date: October 27, 2008
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-547-07680-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-547-07680-5
  • Follett Number: 12662X9
  • 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.

Taken from the Hardcover.

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