Grandfather’s Journey by Allan Say
“My grandfather was a young man when he left his home in Japan and went to see the world.” Say writes about his grandfather’s journey across the Pacific Ocean and his travels in America. He returns to Japan to marry his childhood sweetheart. He takes her to America to have a family but longs to return to Japan. Once back in Japan, his daughter marries and Allen Say was born.
Teaching Resources: Grandfather’s Journey
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- Doors to the World: Grandfather’s Journey Mini-Unit Plan
- Houghton Mifflin: Houghton Mifflin Reading: Grandfather’s Journey
- Learning to Give: Sharing and Caring Across Generations
- NCCIL: Allen Say biography
- Scholastic: Grandfather’s Journey Extension Activities
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- Tripline: Timeline of Grandfather’s Journey
- Weston Woods: Grandfather’s Journey book activities
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Books by Allen Say
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