Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Allen Say
A beautiful first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike, illustrated dust-jacket. Tan boards with origami illustration embossed on front cover, brown cloth spine with gold lettering, tan endpapers. SIGNED dated 5/23/99 by author/illustrator Allen Say directly on front free endpaper with drawing of grandfather.
Awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1994 for this autobiographical picture book, Say created a photo album to illustrate his family's journey and immigration to America. Grandfather leaves Japan to explore the new world and makes a home in San Francisco. Missing the home of his birth, he returns to Japan with his wife and daughter, but he cannot forget his love of California, always telling stories to his grandson and wishing to return just once more; Color Illustrations; 32 pages.