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The Boy of the Three-Year Nap

Snyder, Dianne; illustrations by Allen Say

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ISBN 10: 0780726596 / ISBN 13: 9780780726598
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing. Book is in fine condition, crisp and clean, in fine, unclipped dust jacket. The story of a poor Japanese woman who maneuvers events to change the lazy habits of her son. 32 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 2311

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Title: The Boy of the Three-Year Nap

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Allen Say

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First edition.

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Lazy Taro gets his comeuppance. "The pictures, handsome in every respect, are done in Japanese style, and complement a well-crafted story." -- Booklist, starred review

About the Author:

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. He dreamed of becoming a cartoonist from the age of six, and, at age twelve, apprenticed himself to his favorite cartoonist, Noro Shinpei. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say's mentor. Say illustrated his first children's book -- published in 1972 -- in a photo studio between shooting assignments. For years, Say continued writing and illustrating children's books on a part-time basis. But in 1987, while illustrating THE BOY OF THE THREE-YEAR NAP (Caldecott Honor Medal), he recaptured the joy he had known as a boy working in his master's studio. It was then that Say decided to make a full commitment to doing what he loves best: writing and illustrating children's books. Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal. He is a full-time writer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon.

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