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This acclaimed picture book from two award-winning creators about connecting across generational and language differences shows that sometimes you don’t need words to find common ground.

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens — with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare text by Minh Lê and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring story about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.

“A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age and culture.” — Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner

Don’t miss LIFT, also by Minh Lê and Dan Santat!

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Reader Reviews

Praise

APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Winner
"Dynamic."—The Wall Street Journal
* "The power of art takes center stage."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Focus on an underrepresented culture; highly accessible emotions; concise, strong storytelling; and artistic magnificence make this a must have."—Booklist, starred review
* "Phantasmagoric."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "[A] visual language that speaks profoundly to readers."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
* "[P]erfectly paced to express universal emotions that connect generations separated by time, experience, and even language."—School Library Journal, starred review
* "Drawn Together is a testament to the strength of a shared love to overcome barriers of age, language and culture, and will leave readers, like Grandpa and his grandson, 'happily . . . SPEECHLESS.'"—Shelf Awareness, starred review
"A beautifully told and illustrated story about a grandson and grandfather struggling to communicate across divides of language, age, and culture."—Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Sympathizer
PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

"A fun storytime selection for audiences with a good sense of humor."—School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

"[S]ure to generate reader anticipation."—School Library Connection
PRAISE FOR LET ME FINISH!

NPR Best Books of 2016
PRAISE FOR THE COOKIE FIASCO

"[B]e prepared for this one to fly off the shelves."—School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"[E]xuberant illustrations."—School Library Journal
PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"Warm moments abound. . . . [I]t overflows with genuine fatherly affection."—Kirkus Reviews
PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD

"[A]n entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous."—Publishers Weekly
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