Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say
Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say gives us a poignant acount of a family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love for his two countries, and the strong and constant desire to be in both places at once.
Author: Allen Say
The author is also the illustrator.
Topics from the book:
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Interview with Allen Say
Caldecott winner Allen Say (Grandfather's Journey) talks about living alone in Tokyo at age 12, studying with cartoon master Noro Shinpei, his career as a photographer, and finally returning to his love of storytelling through words and pictures.
Grandfather's Journey Lesson Plans
Grandfather's Journey lesson ideas
Includes a book talk, author/illustrator study, classroom connections, list of related books, web activities and link
Origami Bird (Grandfather's Journey)
Instructions for making an origami flapping bird
Why are we featuring this book?
Grandfather's Journey is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Grandfather's Journey. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.