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Allen Say. They all lived in the only house Allison had ever known. Allison thought that Mei Mei was her little sister. To everyone else, Mei Mei was only a doll. son showed it first to Mei Mei. "A dress, just like yours!". Allison held up her present. But it wasn't the doll at all. A stray cat was looking in the window. Kitty," Allison called. As she opened the door, the cat ran away. What a lovely kimono," Mother said. Kimono," Allison repeated

Allison by Allen Say is a easy but interesting read that children may enjoy with a purposeful meaning behind the story.

Allison by Allen Say is a easy but interesting read that children may enjoy with a purposeful meaning behind the story.

Электронная книга "Allison", Allen Say. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на. .Since then, he has written and illustrated many books, including TREE OF CRANES and GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY, winner of the 1994 Caldecott Medal

Электронная книга "Allison", Allen Say. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Allison" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. 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.

by. Allen Say. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

Allen Say (born James Allen Koichi Moriwaki Seii in 1937; surname written Seii (清井) in Japanese) is an Asian American writer and illustrator. He is best known for Grandfather's Journey, a children's picture book detailing his grandfather's voyage from Japan to the United States and back again, which won the 1994 Caldecott Medal for illustration. This story is autobiographical and relates to Say's constant moving during his childhood.

When her parents try to explain that she is adopted, her world becomes an uncomfortable place. She becomes angry and withdrawn. She wonders why she was given up, what her real name is, and whether other children have parents in faraway countries.

Allen Say was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1937. For the next four years, Say learned to draw and paint under the direction of Noro, who has remained Say's mentor.

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Say illustrated his first children's book - published in 1972 - in a photo studio between shooting assignments.

When Allison, an Asian-American child, learns she is adopted, she becomes angry, withdrawn, and full of questions, until her discovery of a stray cat teaches her the true meaning of adoption and parental love.

Beautiful book
What a special story. Love Allen Say
Allen rocks
My eight-year-old daughter and I are big fans of Allen Say's works and have been reading as many of his books, checked out from our local public library. When I saw "Allison" on the shelves, I thought it might be an interesting read, especially considering my daughter has a close friend who is an adopted child from China. Unfortunately, though the story is beautifully-illustrated, I felt the content could have been presented in a different way to suit the target age group of 4-8.

The Allison featured in this story is a young child who is attached to a beautiful doll named Mei Mei that she has had since she was a baby. But when she discovers she was adopted (she is Chinese and her adoptive parents are Caucasian), she acts completely out of character. She vents her anger on her adoptive parents, destroying some of their precious childhood possessions but then does an about turn with the appearance of a stray cat. Though I feel the author meant well, some of the narrative threads just don't mesh well. For example, Mei Mei the doll is supposed to be Chinese (I'm assuming this because the name generally means little sister in Chinese) but is dressed in kimono, the traditional Japanese dress. The way Allison reacts against her adoptive parents seems out of place in a child that young. I'd think it more suited to a teenager. When the family eventually reunites, it appears abrupt and very artificial. These flaws made the story appear less than credible, although the issues presented are very real, and could have been fixed with some critical editing.

I gave the book three stars because I loved the illustrations but I think there are books out there that do a better job of addressing this sensitive issue.
Say deserves 5 stars for the gorgeous watercolors, but his facile and inaccurate text brings down his rating significantly. Why is this Chinese child (she refers to her doll by the Chinese word "mei mei" which means "little sister") dressed in a Japanese kimono? This jarring error disrupts the the flow of the text and significantly damages his credibility as a storyteller. Also, this story would feel more "true" if one of Allison's preschool friends had taunted her for her Asian features--her sudden discomfort is without context or motivation. Also, her vindictive destruction of her parents' treasured childhood property seems odd. Her parents are hurt, understandably, but they fail to grasp her deeper turmoil. I disagree with the previous reviewer; I have worked with young adoptees and find that even young children experience anguish (although not always expressed in the language adults are used to hearing). However, I am more troubled by her parents' lack of change. Instead of the entire family changing and growing, becoming closer together, Allison instead takes in a kitten and therefore everything is resolved. I find this conclusion superficial and misleading.
The illustrations are marvelous and almost make up for the text, but please read this book with a healthy amount of skepticism. For a more accurate representation of a child's experience of adoption, check out Ying Ying Fry's _Kids Like Me in China_.
I generally love Say's work, but this book seems to me to have less psychological truth than some of his other productions. Allison appears to be somewhere around 5 years old--certainly old enough to be aware that she doesn't look like her parents, but unlikely to be deeply distressed about the racial difference unless there are particular stresses that the book isn't telling us about, such as nasty classmates or disapproving relatives. Her implicit equating of her own adoption with taking in a stray cat likewise has self-pitying overtones that seem more typical of an older child--I don't mean to suggest that young children don't enjoy dramatizing themselves, but rather that it doesn't usually take this form. (Parents who have spent several years and tens of thousands of dollars on adopting internationally won't appreciate the comparison either, although this book is of course not about the parent's point of view.) Finally, the book is somewhat peculiar in its use of demographics. Presumably Allison is Japanese or Japanese-American by birth, since her grandmother gives her a kimono, but Japan is hardly a significant source of adopted children for Americans, and not too many Japanese-American infants are going to be placed with Anglo couples. In short, while I appreciate Say's wish not to sentimentalize interracial adoption, this book would work better if it targeted older children and employed an older protagonist. My 4-year-old daughter (born in China) finds it baffling, although she's reasonably interested in other adoption stories.
This book compares an adopted child to a stray cat. My mother gave this book to me because I am adopted, I am Asian and my parents are white like in the book. As an adult, I think this book is horrible. Do not get this book for adopted children.
I read this to my 8 year old daughter who was adopted from Cambodia. What a terrible message about adoption this book sends! Yikes! Of course all internationally adopted children may have feelings such as described in the book...but I know a lot of adoptive families, and no one has even come close to this kind of reaction from the child....especially at Allison's young age. At her age, her parents are her world, no matter the fact that they don't look like each other. These issues arise later, and not in the manner described. It is like the author is working out some personal issue through this story. Sooooooooooo many other good books out there. I wish that I could remove this one from my child's school library.