Emma's Rug

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Emma is a gifted young artist whose most prized possession is a small, shaggy rug. When her mother accidentally puts the rug in the washing machine and destroys it, Emma is devastated and ceases her art. "In cogent prose and affecting paintings, Say distills the creative life of a young child. . . . This is a stunning springboard for discussion about artistic inspiration and the creative process with groups of all ages." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
 

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User Review  - edeidrich - LibraryThing

In "Emma's Rug," Allen Say examines the realm of inspiration with the tale of Emma and her incredible artistic ability. Spending hours staring at a rug that was given to her when just a newborn, Emma ... Read full review

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When Emma was born someone gave her a rug that her mother put at the foot of her crib for when she could start walking. Once Emma was old enough to walk her parents couldn't remember who gave her the ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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