Grade 4

Theme 1: Journeys

Grandfather's Journey

Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

Houghton Mifflin Company

Meet the Author

During Allen Say's childhood, he and his family moved over and over again. Always changing homes and going to new schools made him feel uncomfortable wherever he lived. "So I escaped into reading and drawing," he recalls. "The marvelous thing that happened to me was that during recess I would draw. Students would stand behind me and watch. That's probably the first time I discovered that I had this power—it was the only power I had."

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