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Publisher Comments:

There are important lessons to be learned, even by proud poets, in this innovative tale of a fox who thinks he's a great poet and a great poet who thinks he can outdo a fox! It is the 1600s in Japan. Basho is writing the lovely haiku for which he is famous to this day. Given three chances by the fox, he must write a poem that "needn't be great — only good." Confident of his skill, he's sure he can win the challenge and its prize, the sweet cherries from the tree near his hut. But not all is what it seems as a newly humble Basho discovers! Delicate watercolors convey a truly Eastern sensibility that takes young readers back in time to feudal Japan while their playful perspectives reinforce the mischievous tone of the text.

Review:

"Myers's original story uses familiar folktale and fable elements to good effect...The gently humorous story provides a palatable introduction to a centuries-old form of poetry and one of its greatest masters." The Horn Book

Review:

"Han's precisely drafted watercolors place her figures in a leafy, semi-wild landscape bursting with inspiration...a poet who should be known to every poetry reader." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Han's delicate watercolors trace the change of seasons from ripe summer to pallid winter and back to bursting spring." Booklist

Review:

"This lively tale has good pacing, convincing characters, and a clever ending." School Library Journal

Review:

"In this imaginative tale staring Basho, Myers cleverly places the renowned poet's own words at its heart?delivered with a light touch, in a lyrical narrative, Myers?s cunning caper offers a sage lesson....Han's elegant, expressive watercolors capture the changing seasons and the setting's natural beauty as gracefully as classic Japanese silkscreen." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

There are important lessons to be learned, even by proud poets, in this innovative tale of a fox who thinks he's a great poet and a great poet who thinks he can outdo a fox. Delicate watercolors convey a truly Eastern sensibility that takes young readers back in time to feudal Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761450689
ill.:
Han, Oki S.
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Illustrator:
Han, Oki S.
Author:
Myers, Tim
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Asian
Subject:
Foxes
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 20
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Primary
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.34x8.86x.39 in. .88 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-08

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Product details 32 pages Cavendish Children's Books - English 9780761450689 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Myers's original story uses familiar folktale and fable elements to good effect...The gently humorous story provides a palatable introduction to a centuries-old form of poetry and one of its greatest masters."
"Review" by , "Han's precisely drafted watercolors place her figures in a leafy, semi-wild landscape bursting with inspiration...a poet who should be known to every poetry reader."
"Review" by , "Han's delicate watercolors trace the change of seasons from ripe summer to pallid winter and back to bursting spring."
"Review" by , "This lively tale has good pacing, convincing characters, and a clever ending."
"Review" by , "In this imaginative tale staring Basho, Myers cleverly places the renowned poet's own words at its heart?delivered with a light touch, in a lyrical narrative, Myers?s cunning caper offers a sage lesson....Han's elegant, expressive watercolors capture the changing seasons and the setting's natural beauty as gracefully as classic Japanese silkscreen."
"Synopsis" by , There are important lessons to be learned, even by proud poets, in this innovative tale of a fox who thinks he's a great poet and a great poet who thinks he can outdo a fox. Delicate watercolors convey a truly Eastern sensibility that takes young readers back in time to feudal Japan.
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