Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Author: Allen Say

Allen Say discusses his new book Kamishibai Man which is based on a happy memory from his childhood.

Each afternoon, the kamishibai man would wheel his bicycle into Say's Tokyo neighborhood and sound his wooden "clappers'' to draw a crowd of children. He would sell candy and then present the latest installment of an ongoing theater production, with scenes painted on large-sized cards and presented on a box attached to his bicycle.


Chris Barton said...

I've been impressed by Say's work for a while now but have never known much about him -- thanks for the link, Camille.

Camille said...

Say's medium is the picture book so he gets classified as a children's author but I have long felt that his books are wonderful grown up reads.