Stranger in the Mirror: Allen Say


Stranger in the Mirror

Author/Illustrator: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 1995
Brief Summary: A young boy wakes up to find that his face has transformed into that of an old man.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Why did the boy dream that he’s turned into an old man?  How do you think he feels about being old in the beginning of the book?
  • How did the teasing from his friends at school make him feel?
  • What finally made him feel okay about the way he looked?  What lessons did he learn about aging?

Accessed at: Vancouver Public Library


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