Allen Say is the beloved author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the highly acclaimed Drawing from Memory and The Favorite Daughter, (both published by Scholastic), the Caldecott Medal winner Grandfather's Journey and the Caldecott Honor winner The Boy of the Three-Year Nap. He is known for his technical skill and varied style, and his books pay tribute to Japanese culture, as well as his own personal experiences. His many books include Tree of Cranes, Under the Cherry Blossom Tree, Tea with Milk, and Erika-San. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Allen Say currently resides in San Francisco, in the state of California.