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Under the Cherry Blossom Tree: An Old Japanese Tale

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Publisher Comments:

Spring had finally come and everyone in the village was happy, despite being poor - everyone except the miserly landlord. Mumbling and grumbling, he sat all alone eating a bowl of cherries and glaring as the villagers sang and danced in the meadow. Then, quite by accident, he swallowed a cherry pit. The pit began to sprout. Soon the landlord was the wonder of the village - a cherry tree was growing on top of his head! What happened to the cherry tree and to the wicked landlord is a favorite joke in Japan. Allen Say tells the story with wit and vitality, and his beautiful drawings complement this classic Japanese tale.

Synopsis:

Caldecott medalist Say ("Grandfather's Journey") retells this favorite joke in Japan about a wicked, miserly landlord who swallows a cherry pit, and brings the tale to life with beautiful drawings. Illustrations.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395845462
Subtitle:
An Old Japanese Tale
Author:
Say, Allen
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Folklore -- Japan.
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 0.2 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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"Synopsis" by , Caldecott medalist Say ("Grandfather's Journey") retells this favorite joke in Japan about a wicked, miserly landlord who swallows a cherry pit, and brings the tale to life with beautiful drawings. Illustrations.
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