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Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (Tales of the World)

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300+ mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry.

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300-mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585363520
Author:
Whelan, Gloria
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Illustrator:
Nascimbene, Yan
Author:
Nacimbene, Yan
Subject:
People & Places - Asia
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Historical - Asia
Subject:
Japan History Tokugawa period, 1600-1868.
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series:
Tales of the World
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.19x9.21x.34 in. .99 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300-mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.
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