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El Chino (A Biography of Bill Wong)

Say, Allen

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ISBN 10: 0395520231 / ISBN 13: 9780395520239
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, Mass., 1990
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Unpaginated."Dad told us,"In America, you can be anything you want to be.That was good news because none of us wanted to be a grocer when we grew up." Wanted to be a basketball player and was too short in college, became a highway engineer, then went to Spain and found bullfighting which is fine for short people. He decided not to go home and the rest is history. Color Illus on most pages. The pictorial DJ is mended at the top of the spine, has a small chunk out on the back bottom edge and shows wear on the edges. Inscribed" to Luke" with a caricature of the author in matador clothes with a fishing rod. Signed & dated 1990. Size: 10 1/2"Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001887

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Title: El Chino (A Biography of Bill Wong)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, Mass.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardboard w/cloth Spine

Illustrator: Allen Say

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Edition: First Printing

Book Type: Biography

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A true story of Billy Wong, the first Chinese bullfighter.

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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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