Stranger in the Mirror

Stranger in the Mirror

By:  Allen Say

One morning eight-year-old Martin looks in the mirror and sees a stranger. Overnight, he has changed. His parents take him to one doctor after another, only to be told that there is nothing wrong with their son. At school his teacher asks, "What have we here, trick or treat?" His classmates will not play with him. At home his family tries to treat him as if he were the same child. But things now are different. Martin has grown very old in the space of one day. His world will never be the same again.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547772189

  • ISBN-10: 0547772181

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 10/26/1998

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

Allen Say
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Allen Say

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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    "This haunting story exposes the agony caused by American attitudes towards aging and differences." School Library Journal, Starred

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547772189

  • ISBN-10: 0547772181

  • Pages: 32

  • Price: $4.99

  • Publication Date: 10/26/1998

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

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