Grandfather's Journey

About the Book

Children’s Book Review: Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

A review of Grandfather’s Journey by Publishers Weekly.


GRANDFATHER’S JOURNEY by Allen Say | Kirkus Reviews

A brief overview and review of Grandfather’s Journey by Kirkus Reviews.


Allen Say Books

A short biography about the author-illustrator Allen Say, as well as a list his books.


About Allen Say

A more in depth biography about the author-illustrator Allen Say.


A video interview with Allen Say | Reading Rockets

Say talks about how his career as an author-illustrator came to be.


Japanese Culture - Culture of Japan - Go Japan Go

A summary of Japanese culture, as well as additional links to various topics.  


Discovery San Francisco Japantown!

A brief overview of Japantown in San Francisco, as well as current events and news.  


30 Interesting Japanese Traditions - Japan Talk

A list of Japanese traditions, with additional links to Japanese travel, culture, and food.


Japanese Food

A guide to common foods and drinks in Japan, by both popularity and region.


Japanese | BBC Good Food

31 Japanese recipes from BBC Good Food.


28 Types of Japanese Tea - Japan Talk

A list of different types of Japanese tea.


Grandfather's Journey on Tripline. 

A visual representation of Grandfather's journey on Tripline.'s_Journey-0255231254711003B1B58105F1B8C425    


Japan Geography

Facts about Japan’s land, area, population, and more.



National Geographic Kids’ website about Japan’s geography, nature, people, and culture.


15 Beautiful Japanese Villages You Must Visit | tsunagu Japan

Images of and short facts about fifteen Japanese villages.


California Geography from NETSTATE

A list of geographical facts about California.


SF Bay Area Pictures

A photo library of various locations within the San Francisco Bay Area.


Houses around the world.  

A Youtube video of various houses from countries around the world.



Japanese History

An overview of the history of Japan, broken down into the various periods.


World War II in the Pacific

An article about the Japanese and American involvement in WWII.


World War 2: facts for kids | National Geographic Kids

Ten facts about WWII.


San Francisco - Facts & Summary -

A summary of the history of San Francisco.


Japanese Americans - History, Modern Era, Migration to Hawaii and America

An in depth overview of Japanese immigration to America.



Japanese Language

An overview of the Japanese language.


Introduction - Japanese Lesson 1

A short clip of 8 basic phrases in Japanese.


Japanese Alphabet

A table of the Japanese alphabet, including Kana, Hiragana, and Katakana.   

Teaching Activities

Grandfather’s Journey Extension Activities | Scholastic

Ideas for writing, math, and social studies/language arts activities regarding Grandfather’s Journey.


Further Expanding Questioning, Grandfather’s Journey - TeacherVision

A K-3 lesson plan for the strategy of asking questions before, during, and after reading the book.


Grandfather’s Journey

An overview of the book, as well as information about the author and a link to activities and additional reosources.


Lamb’s Library: Book-Technology Connections: Grandfather’s Journey Author: Allen Say

A list of book, topic, learning, and teaching connections.