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Say, Allen

Overview
Works: 84 works in 312 publications in 5 languages and 38,958 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Picture books  Interviews  Christmas stories  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Classifications: PZ7.S2744, [E]
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Publications about Allen Say
Publications by Allen Say
Most widely held works by Allen Say
Grandfather's journey by Allen Say( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,990 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 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,004 libraries worldwide
A poor Japanese woman maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son
Kamishibai man by Allen Say( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,822 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 2,461 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 2,205 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 )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,959 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 1,824 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 1,509 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 )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,443 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 )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,312 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 1,306 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 )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,188 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 )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,084 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 1,070 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 )
14 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 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 )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 978 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."
Erika-san by Allen Say( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 894 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 )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 881 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 869 libraries worldwide
Following a kayaking accident, a man experiences the feelings of children interned during World War II and children on Indian reservations
The favorite daughter by Allen Say( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 801 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
 
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Alternative Names
Sei, Aren 1937-
セイ, アレン
Languages
English (178)
French (24)
Japanese (10)
Chinese (5)
German (3)
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