Allen Say

born August 28, 1937 Yokohama, Japan

at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei

married Deidre Myles April 18, 1974

daughter Yuriko

loves fly fishing

studied 3 years at Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo; 1 year at Chouinard Art Institute; 1 year at Los Angeles Art Center School; 2 years at University of California Berkeley; and 1 year San Francisco Art Institute


Caldecott Medal, 1994, Grandfather's Journey 
Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, The Boy of the Three Year Nap 
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1988, The Boy of the Three Year Nap 
Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, 1988, The Boy of the Three Year Nap 
New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Children's Books, 1988, A River Dream 
Christopher Award, 1985, How My Parents Learned to Eat 
Horn Book honor list, 1984, How My Parents Learned to Eat 
New York Times Best Illustrated award, 1980, The Lucky Yak 
ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Young Adults, both 1979, The Inn-Keeper's Apprentice 


The Sign Painter, Walter Lorraine, 2000 
Tea with Milk, Houghton, 1999 
Allison, Houghton, 1997 
Emma's Rug, Houghton, 1996 
Stranger in the Mirror, Houghton, 1995 
Grandfather's Journey, Houghton, 1993 
Tree of Cranes, Houghton, 1991 
El Chino, Houghton, 1990 
The Lost Lake, Houghton, 1989 
A River Dream, Houghton, 1988 
The Bicycle Man, Parnesso Press, Houghton, 1982 
The Ink-keeper's Apprentice, Harper & Row, 1979 
The Feast of Lanterns, Harper & Row, 1976 
Under the Cherry Blossom Tree: An Old Japanese Tale, Harper & Row,1974 
Dr. Smith's Safari, Harper & Row, 1972 


The Boy of the Three Year Nap, by Dianne Synder, Houghton, 1988 
How My Parents Learned to Eat, by Ina R. Friedman, Houghton, 1984 
The Secret Cross of Lorriane, by Thea Brow, Houghton, 1981 
The Lucky Yak, by Annetta Lawson, Parnassus Press, 1980 
Magic and the Night River, by Eve Bunting, Harper & Row, 1978 
Two Ways of Seeing, by Wilson Pinney, ed., Little, Brown, 1971 
A Canticle to the Waterbirds, by Brother Antoninus, EIZO Press, 1968 

Allen Say brief bio

Interview with Allen Say by Stephanie Loer

profile of Allen Say by his 13 year old daughter Yuriko Say

profile of Allen Say by himself

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