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Drawing from Memory - Allen Say
Drawing from Memory
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Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan’s premier cartoonistDRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his... show more
Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan’s premier cartoonistDRAWING FROM MEMORY is Allen Say's own story of his path to becoming the renowned artist he is today. Shunned by his father, who didn't understand his son's artistic leanings, Allen was embraced by Noro Shinpei, Japan's leading cartoonist and the man he came to love as his "spiritual father." As WWII raged, Allen was further inspired to consider questions of his own heritage and the motivations of those around him. He worked hard in rigorous drawing classes, studied, trained--and ultimately came to understand who he really is.Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, DRAWING FROM MEMORY presents a complex look at the real-life relationship between a mentor and his student. With watercolor paintings, original cartoons, vintage photographs, and maps, Allen Say has created a book that will inspire the artist in all of us.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780545176866 (0545176867)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 72
Edition language: English
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Book 7
Book 7 rated it
4.0 Drawing from Memory
I read this book today in odds and ends between my classes and it haunted me whenever I walked away. I've fallen in love with Say's books since I first discovered Grandfather's Journey during my first year living in Japan, and each new (to me) book brought new depth and wonders and beauty, and Drawi...
All of that Nonsense
All of that Nonsense rated it
3.0
This is a wonderful book detailing Allen Say's life in Japan. Great pictures, and photographs let you see what his life was like.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
5.0 Drawing From Memory
What a lovely book. Say is a splendid storyteller, and this memoir with drawings, text and photos was spellbinding. He drew me in with a few swift strokes of his pen, and held me tight till the very end. I have enjoyed Say's other books, but this one is something special indeed. It's a treasure, eve...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 Drawing From Memory
A remarkable, superbly crafted graphic memoir.
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