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Grandfather's Journey: A Caldecott Award Winner Kindle Edition
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In this Caldecott Medal–winning picture book, master storyteller Allen Say chronicles his family’s history between Japan and California. A lyrical, breathtaking tale of one man’s love for two countries, Grandfather’s Journey is perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street and Thank You, Omu!
Through pensive portraits and delicately faded art, Allen Say pays tribute to his grandfather’s persistent longing for home that continues within Allen.
This restlessness and constant desire to be in two places speaks to a universal experience as well as the deeply personal ties of family to place, and what it means to be at home in more than one country.
Both a celebration of heritage and a poignant exploration of the struggles we inherit, Grandfather’s Journey is a modern classic perfect for every household.
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- ASIN : B00B0SB87U
- Publisher : Clarion Books; Reprint edition (Nov. 5 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 5770 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Sticky notes : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #871,276 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #137 in Children's Explore Asia Fiction eBooks
- #436 in Children's Multigenerational Family Life Books
- #1,092 in Exploring Asia for Children
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One thing to note is that it does talk about "red" and "yellow" men. Definitely take the opportunity to discuss that with your kids when you read this book together.
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Grandfather's journeys between the unnamed mountain village in Japan and the seacoast of California, evoke a sense of pilgrimage. Yet the story suggests that with changing times and circumstances, your feelings too can suddenly be changed. In a moment of suspense, it would appear that the restless tide of journeying has ended with grandfather's death.
But the family line continues and in words remniscent of his grandfather, the writer states: "The funny thing is, the moment I am in one country, I am homesick for the other."
Young children may find it difficult to connect with the pictures, (many of them, portraits of the Grandfather and his family). The issue of being an immigrant is probably outside their experience and although this is a story about adventure, it is more a reflection upon the feelings of the grandfather, rather than a suspense filled plot. As an adult, however, I loved this story. Although I have no personal experience of immigration, the skilful combination of writing and images enables you to enter into and empathise with the characters on their restless journeys between homes. Just like Allen, the reader is able to say, "I think I know...grandfather now."
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Das ist kein billiges Kinderbuch zum Aufsagen. Es ist eine ergreifende Beschreibung, die überzeugt und anregt, was mit vielen wunderschönen Illustrationen unterstrichen wird. Fast zu gut für die Kleinen!