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Say, Allen

Overview
Works: 82 works in 324 publications in 7 languages and 39,254 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Picture books  Interviews  Pictorial works  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.S2744, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allen Say
Grandfather's journey by Allen Say( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,847 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son
Kamishibai man by Allen Say( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member 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
Tree of cranes by Allen Say( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and French and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes
How my parents learned to eat by Ina R Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating
Tea with milk by Allen Say( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,979 WorldCat member 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 )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,735 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member 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
The lost lake by Allen Say( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy and his father become closer friends during a camping trip in the mountains
El Chino by Allen Say( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Bill Wong, a Chinese American who became a famous bullfighter in Spain
Stranger in the mirror by Allen Say( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member 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
The sign painter by Allen Say( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member 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 )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen-year-old boy lives on his own in Tokyo and becomes apprenticed to a famous Japanese cartoonist
A river dream by Allen Say( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While sick in bed, a young boy opens a box from his uncle and embarks on a fantastical fishing trip
The boy in the garden by Allen Say( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member 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."
The favorite daughter by Allen Say( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuriko, teased at school for her unusual name and Japanese ancestry, yearns to be more ordinary until her father reminds her of how special she is
Erika-san by Allen Say( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member 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
Music for Alice by Allen Say( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a kayaking accident, a man experiences the feelings of children interned during World War II and children on Indian reservations
 
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Grandfather's journey
Alternative Names
Allen Say Amerikaans schrijver

Allen Say Japanese-American writer and illustrator

Sei, Aren 1937-

Seii, James Allen Koichi Moriwaki

Seii, James Allen Koichi Moriwaki 1937-

세이, 앨런

アレン・セイ

セイ, アレン

Languages
English (178)

French (26)

Japanese (11)

Chinese (9)

Spanish (9)

German (5)

Korean (1)

Covers
The boy of the three-year napKamishibai manTree of cranesHow my parents learned to eatTea with milkThe bicycle manAllisonEmma's rug