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Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey

1993 ·
·4.12·14,299 Ratings ·32 Pages
“ If you feel beautiful, then you are. Even if you don't, you still are. ” ― Terri Guillemets
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  • Tree of Cranes

    1991·
    ·4.11·566 Ratings
    As a young Japanese boy recovers from a bad chill, his mother busily folds origami paper into delicate silver cranes in preparation for the boy's very first Christmas.
  • Tea with Milk

    1999·
    ·4.09·1,195 Ratings
    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.
  • Emma's Rug

    2003·
    ·3.9·276 Ratings
    Emma is a gifted young artist whose most prized possession is a small, shaggy rug. When her mother accidentally puts the rug in the washing machine and destroys it, Emma is devastated and ceases her art.
  • The Sign Painter

    2000·
    ·3.49·160 Ratings
    In his Caldecott acceptance speech for GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, Allen Say told of his difficulty in separating his dreams from reality. For him this separation was not as important as finding a meaning behind the contradictions and choices we all must make
  • The Bicycle Man

    1989·
    ·3.91·554 Ratings
    The amazing tricks two American soldiers perform on a borrowed bicycle are a fitting finale for the school sports day festivities in a small village in occupied Japan.
  • Kamishibai Man

    2005·
    ·4.22·469 Ratings
    The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead.
  • Home of the Brave

    2002·
    ·3.59·173 Ratings
    In dreamlike sequences, a man symbolically confronts the trauma of his family’s incarceration in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. This infamous event is made emotionally clear through his meeting a group of children all with strange na
  • Allison

    2004·
    ·3.7·210 Ratings
    When Allison tries on the red kimono her grandmother has sent her, she is suddenly aware that she resembles her favorite doll more than she does her mother and father. When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable
  • How My Parents Learned to Eat

    1987·
    ·4.1·773 Ratings
    An American sailor courts a young Japanese woman and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.
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