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Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

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andlt;bandgt;2012 andlt;iandgt;Creative Child Magazineandlt;/iandgt; Book of the Year Award Winner!andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Yuko-chan and the Daruma Dollandlt;/Iandgt;, a gorgeous book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient Japan and the story behind the famous Daruma Doll.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Yuko-chan, an adventurous blind orphan, is able to do amazing things. She confronts a temple burglar in the dead of night, and crosses treacherous mountain passes to deliver food to hungry people. During her travels, Yuko-chan trips and tumbles down a snowy cliff. She discovers a strange thing as she waits for help: her tea gourd, regardless of how she drops it, always lands right-side-up. The tea has frozen in the bottom of the gourd! Inspired by this, she creates the famous Daruma doll toy, which rights itself when tippedand#8212;a true symbol of resilience.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Thanks to Yuko-chan's invention, the villagers are able to earn a living and feed themselves by selling the dolls. Yuko-chan never gave up, no matter the obstacles she faced, and the Daruma doll is a charming reminder of the power of perseverance.

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Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient Japan and the story behind the famous Daruma Doll.

Yuko-chan, an adventurous blind orphan, is able to do amazing things. She confronts a temple burglar in the dead of night, and crosses treacherous mountain passes to deliver food to hungry people. During her travels, Yuko-chan trips and tumbles down a snowy cliff. She discovers a strange thing as she waits for help: her tea gourd, regardless of how she drops it, always lands right-side-up. The tea has frozen in the bottom of the gourd! Inspired by this, she creates the famous Daruma doll toy, which rights itself when tipped—a true symbol of resilience.

Thanks to Yuko-chan's invention, the villagers are able to earn a living and feed themselves by selling the dolls. Yuko-chan never gave up, no matter the obstacles she faced, and the Daruma doll is a charming reminder of the power of perserverence.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Sunny Sekiandlt;/Bandgt; is the award-winning author and illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;The Last Kappa of Old Japanandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Tale of the Lucky Catandlt;/Iandgt;. A native of Japan, Sunny studied illustration at Pasadena Art Center of Design. Sunny, his wife Judy and their nine children live in San Gabriel, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311875
Author:
Seki, Sunny
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Situations / Special Needs
Subject:
multicultural childrens books; childrens books; books for kids with disabilities; Japanese books for kids; Japanese books for children
Subject:
Multicultural
Subject:
childrens books; childrens books; books for kids with disabilities; Japanese books for kids; Japanese books for children
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 8

Related Subjects

Children's » Fables
Children's » Foreign Languages » Japanese
Children's » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » Asia
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Special Needs

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"Synopsis" by , Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient Japan and the story behind the famous Daruma Doll.

Yuko-chan, an adventurous blind orphan, is able to do amazing things. She confronts a temple burglar in the dead of night, and crosses treacherous mountain passes to deliver food to hungry people. During her travels, Yuko-chan trips and tumbles down a snowy cliff. She discovers a strange thing as she waits for help: her tea gourd, regardless of how she drops it, always lands right-side-up. The tea has frozen in the bottom of the gourd! Inspired by this, she creates the famous Daruma doll toy, which rights itself when tipped—a true symbol of resilience.

Thanks to Yuko-chan's invention, the villagers are able to earn a living and feed themselves by selling the dolls. Yuko-chan never gave up, no matter the obstacles she faced, and the Daruma doll is a charming reminder of the power of perserverence.

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