Most widely held works about Allen Say
Most widely held works by Allen Say
Grandfather's journey by Allen Say ( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,327 libraries worldwide
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.
The boy of the three-year nap by Dianne Snyder ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,909 libraries worldwide
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son.
Kamishibai man by Allen Say ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,707 libraries worldwide
After many years of retirement, an old Kamishibai man--a Japanese street performer who tells stories and sells candies--decides to make his rounds once more even though such entertainment declined after the advent of television.
How my parents learned to eat by Ina R Friedman ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 2,243 libraries worldwide
An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.
Tree of cranes by Allen Say ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 2,189 libraries worldwide
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
Tea with milk by Allen Say ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,816 libraries worldwide
After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
The bicycle man by Allen Say ( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
The amazing tricks two American soldiers do on a borrowed bicycle are a fitting finale for the school sports day festivities in a small village in occupied Japan.
Allison by Allen Say ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,425 libraries worldwide
When Allison realizes that she looks more like her favorite doll than like her parents, she comes to terms with this unwelcomed discovery through the help of a stray cat.
Emma's rug by Allen Say ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,400 libraries worldwide
A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug that she had always relied upon for inspiration is destroyed.
El Chino by Allen Say ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain.
The lost lake by Allen Say ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 libraries worldwide
A young boy and his father become closer friends during a camping trip in the mountains.
Stranger in the mirror by Allen Say ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
When a young Asian-American boy wakes up one morning with the face of an old man, he has trouble convincing people that he is still himself.
A river dream by Allen Say ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
While sick in bed, a young boy opens a box from his uncle and embarks on a fantastical fishing trip.
The sign painter by Allen Say ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
An assignment to paint a large billboard in the desert changes the life of an aspiring artist.
The ink-keeper's apprentice by Allen Say ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and French and held by 942 libraries worldwide
A fourteen-year-old boy lives on his own in Tokyo and becomes apprenticed to a famous Japanese cartoonist.
Music for Alice by Allen Say ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
A Japanese American farmer recounts her agricultural successes and setbacks and her enduring love of dance. Based on the true life story of Alice Sumida, who with her husband Mark, established the largest gladiola bulb farm in the country during the last half of the twentieth century.
Home of the brave by Allen Say ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
Following a kayaking accident, a man experiences the feelings of children interned during World War II and children on Indian reservations.
Erika-san by Allen Say ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 796 libraries worldwide
After falling in love with Japan as a little girl, Erika becomes a teacher and fulfills her childhood dream by moving to a remote Japanese island.
The boy in the garden by Allen Say ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
After Jiro encounters a life-like garden statue of a tall bird, he falls asleep and dreams of the story his mother once told him about a grateful crane. Includes the story "The Grateful Crane."
Under the cherry blossom tree : An old Japanese tale by Allen Say ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
A cherry tree growing from the top of the wicked landlord's head is the beginning of his misfortunes and a better life for the poor villagers.
Adoption Artists Asian Americans Bicycles Biography Bullfighters Camping Cartoonists Cats Children's stories, American Christmas Cranes (Birds) Creative ability Dolls El Chino Fathers and sons Fiction Folklore Folklore Gifts Grandfathers Homesickness Immigrants Intergenerational relations Japan Japanese American families Japanese Americans Japan--Nagara River Juvenile works Kamishibai Laziness Literature Manners and customs Memory Mothers and sons Obedience Origami Peace Poverty Promises Rugs Storytelling Street theater Travel Tricksters Tutelaries (Shinto) United States Voyages and travels Wit and humor, Juvenile Young men
Sei, Aren 1937-