Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Scholastic Inc., 1994.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Allen Say
A beautiful first Scholastic edition/first printing arranged with Houghton Mifflin Company for distribution through the school market; in seemingly unread Fine condition in alike, illustrated dust-jacket. Bound in tan paper boards with gilt origami illustration, brown cloth spine with gold lettering, tan endpapers.
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; 4to ; 32 pages.