Item description for Tea with Milk by Allen Say...
Overview After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.
At home in San Francisco, May speaks Japanese and the family eats rice and miso soup and drinks green tea. When she visits her friends' homes, she eats fried chicken and spaghetti. May plans someday to go to college and live in an apartment of her own. But when her family moves back to Japan, she soon feels lost and homesick for America. In Japan everyone calls her by her Japanese name, Masako. She has to wear kimonos and sit on the floor. Poor May is sure that she will never feel at home in this country. Eventually May is expected to marry and a matchmaker is hired. Outraged at the thought, May sets out to find her own way in the big city of Osaka. With elegant watercolors reminiscent of Grandfather's Journey, Allen Say has created a moving tribute to his parents and their path to discovering where home really is. The accompanying story of his mother and her journey as a young woman is heartfelt. Vividly portraying the graceful formality of Japan, Tea with Milk effectively captures th
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Studio: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.99" Width: 10.02" Height: 0.36" Weight: 1.12 lbs.
Release Date Mar 29, 1999
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0395904951 ISBN13 9780395904954 UPC 046442904957
Availability 0 units.
More About Allen Say
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Tea with Milk?
Another stunning masterpiece by a master Jun 7, 2008
I collect his books. Say is a master. He never disappoints with his pictures and his stories.
Tea with Milk Feb 28, 2007
Tea with Milk by Allen Say shows a foreigner's emotions in a different country. It also is a realistic example of perseverance. How one cannot accept but still adapt a country as home. Masako is not happy with Japan and is having trouble coping with the differences from America until she finds something that evokes retrospective thoughts of home. It makes a good example of how one can cope with difference in a realistic situation. It also shows great courage and perseverance by making Masako an example. Masako was a "gaijin" (foreigner) who was taunted but she didn't give up and return to California. Another event takes place when Masako refuses to have an arranged marriage, but still finds someone both she and her parents approve of. This shows how a child can adapt to a culture realistically This book is an excellent example of the realistic situation of moving because it uses Masako as an example of a child coping with major differences. It also shows perseverance in real-life situations. Not only that, but it shows the struggle of a foreigner to acceptance and understanding. This book can bring much hope to the right reader.
Tea with Milk book review Feb 20, 2007
Tea with Milk
Tea with Milk, by Allen Say shows how a foreigner feels in a different country that can become a home. This book is also an example of how to make an unfamiliar place a home. It also shows the frustration of a young girl as she tries to make people understand. This book gives an example of how a child can cope in a real-life situation. Masako doesn't like it when she gets to Japan, but finally finds something she enjoys there. It shows the courage of moving from country to country. Masako was a foreigner in a country, but she never gave up in trying to make a living. Tea with Milk shows how a child can adapt to a new culture and live in a real-life situation. Masako refused to have an arranged marriage, and still found someone who could fill that place in her life. This book shows perseverance and courage in foreigners in a different and uncomfortable setting. This colorful book is a good book to read if you have been in this situation yourself. The moral of this book I that we are all foreigners somewhere, but we just have to accept people's differences sometimes.
tea with milk Nov 23, 2005
ehmygawd, i love this book! its one of the best hardcover fiction books ever! although i am 12, i still love this book because it is just simply SO GOOD. if you wanna know whats "SO GOOD" about "tea with milk" by allen say, READ IT FOR YOURSELF.
Tea with Milk Mar 31, 2005
Tea with Milk is a good book because it talkes about the difference between american culture and asian culture. It also tells you how the girl in the story handled the situation when she had to move back to her country. This is a great children's book.