WorldCat Identities

Say, Allen

Overview
Works: 83 works in 349 publications in 7 languages and 38,959 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Picture books  Biography  Interviews  Children's audiobooks  History  Young adult works  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.S2744, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Allen Say
Grandfather's journey by Allen Say( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,887 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 )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,796 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 2,363 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 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un marin américain courtise une fille japonaise et chacun essaie, en secret, d'apprendre sa façon de manger à l'autre
The bicycle man by Allen Say( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,662 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 1,376 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 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young artist finds that her creativity comes from within when the rug she had relied upon for inspiration is destroyed
The lost lake by Allen Say( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,225 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 1,174 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 1,031 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assignment to paint a large billboard in the desert changes the life of an aspiring artist
A river dream by Allen Say( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and French and held by 976 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 ink-keeper's apprentice by Allen Say( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 943 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 898 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 829 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 813 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 )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 810 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
Grandfather's journey by Allen Say( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in the United States and Japan, Allen Say poignantly recounts his family's journey to America. The feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries are sensitively expressed
 
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Grandfather's journey
Alternative Names
Allen Say Amerikaans schrijver

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 (176)

French (26)

Chinese (14)

Japanese (12)

German (5)

Spanish (4)

Korean (1)

Covers
The boy of the three-year napKamishibai manTree of cranesHow my parents learned to eatThe bicycle manAllisonEmma's rugThe lost lake