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Drawing from memory

Author: Allen Say
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist. Drawing from memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile literature
Cartoons and comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Juvenile literature
Caricatures and cartoons Juvenile literature
Biography
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Allen Say; Allen Say; Allen Say
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Say
ISBN: 9780545176866 0545176867 9780545176873 0545176875 9781451715460 1451715463 9780329913663 0329913662
OCLC Number: 701808875
Awards: Sibert Honor Book, 2012.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young people, 2012.
Target Audience: Middle School; 560
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Allen Say.

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"Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist. Drawing from memory is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is. Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us"--

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