Yuriko hates her name when the children make fun of it and call her "Eureka!" Though she is half Japanese, the teasing makes her want to hide, to retreat even from the art projects she used to love. Fortunately she has a patient, kind father who finds gentle ways of drawing her out and reminding Yuriko of the traditions they share that have always brought her joy: walks in lovely Golden Gate Park, lunch at their favorite sushi restaurant, watching the fog blow in off the bay. It's enough... it's more than enough to face down her challenges with confidence.
From the incomparable Allen Say comes another moving story taken from his personal experience and translated to the universal. This tale, dedicated with love to Say's daughter, is one for all parents who want their children to feel pride in their heritage, and to know their own greatest sources of strength and inspiration.
THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER will be a favorite for years to come.
Allen Say is the beloved author and illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including the highly acclaimed Drawing from Memory
, The Inker's Shadow
, and The Favorite Daughter
(all published by Scholastic); the Caldecott Medal winner Grandfather's Journey
; and the Caldecott Honor winner The Boy of the Three-Year Nap
. He is known for his technical skill and varied style, and his books pay tribute to Japanese culture, as well as his own personal experiences. His many books include Tree of Cranes
, Under the Cherry Blossom Tree
, Tea with Milk
, and Erika-San
. He lives in Portland, Oregon.