How My Parents Learned to Eat (Paperback)

How My Parents Learned to Eat By Ina R. Friedman, Allen Say (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ina R. Friedman, Allen Say (Illustrator)
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An American sailor courts a young Japanese woman and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.

About the Author

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say's mentor. Say illustrated his first children's book -- published in 1972 -- in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children's books on a part-time basis. But in 1987, while illustrating THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (Caldecott Honor Medal), he recaptured the joy he had known as a boy working in his master's studio. It was then that Say decided to make a full commitment to doing what he loves best: writing and illustrating children's books. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. He is a full-time writer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For…

"The book is wonderfully thought-provoking in its portrayal of the subtle similarities and differences among cultures." School Library Journal, Starred —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780395442357
ISBN-10: 0395442354
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: April 27th, 1987
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Rise and Shine