- Age Range: 4 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: 420L (What's this?)
- Series: Sandpiper Books
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 27, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395630363
- ISBN-13: 978-0395630365
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Lost Lake (Sandpiper Books) Paperback – April 27, 1992
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About the Author
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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On Saturday morning the dad wakes up the boy early in the morning and announces that they are going camping. With new hiking boots, a big backpack, and a knapsack, they head off on a long drive. The father announces that they are going to the Lost Lake, a special place that he went with his own father many years ago. For a whole week they are going to sleep outside and catch their own fish to eat. However, when they get to the lake they discover it is now the "Found" Lake because there are dozens of people camping, fishing, swimming, and doing other fun things. The little boy does not mind camping there with all those people around them, but the father does and they continue their quest for a new Lost Lake.
Of course finding the Lost Lake is but a metaphor for a parent and child who are seeking a way to reconnect. It is hard not to see the allegorical dimensions of Say's tale, especially for those of us who could not survive a single night sleeping under the stars let alone an entire week. The chief charm for Say's story and his watercolor illustrations is that he shows us rather than tells us this tale, and the silence that comes the end makes us realize how much things have changed from the silence that opened the story. Ultimately, this is a story not so much for children in such situations, but rather for their parents.
I read The Lost Lake by Allen Say. I like the whole plot of the story. The author showed us each part of where the characters were in the story. I like the book cover because the title connects to the lost lake. The pictures in the book are colorful. The pictures look like they were painted and colored. The pictures are connected to the book and the words. I think you should buy this book!
I enjoyed the book The Lost Lake by Allen Say. I like the characters. I like when the dad took his son on a camping trip. I look up to the boy. I want to go camping with my dad, too. I like spending time with my dad.
I like when the author showed me exactly what the boy and dad were saying to each other. There was a lot of talking. The dad learned how to talk to his son. This book will make your kids happy and excited!
I like the story The Lost Lake by Allen Say. I enjoyed the plot! The boy in the story had a strong relationship between him and his dad. When his dad was going camping his dad didn't just leave him and go camping by himself or leave his with a stranger in the woods. This story had a flow to it! Whatever the author said went with the book. This book was great! This will be a great book for your kids or anybody else to enjoy!