Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake by Ann Tompert

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Illustrated with fine texture and elegant line, this striking folktale imparts the virtues of human kindness, humility and generosity. Throughout, key words appear in Japanese characters, with English translations in the page margins, and a pronunciation guide at the end of the book. Full-color illustrations.
 

About Ann Tompert

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Tompert is a full time writer. Michael Garlandwas inspired to write "King Puck" when he visited the beautiful Irish town of Killorglin. (He was also inspired by the heavenly Killorglin Golf Club!) He has illustrated several enchanting picture books, including James Patterson's "Santakid" and his own "The Mouse Before Christmas". Most recently, he illustrated Gloria Estefan's "The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog" and "Noelle's Treasure Tale". Michael Garland lives in Patterson, New York, with his wife and three children. He hopes to visit Ireland again very soon. Michael Garland es un autor y artista ganador de diversos premios y escritor de numerosos best sellers. Ha ilustrado mAs de veinte libros para niNos, uno de los cuales es "Las MAgicas y Misteriosas Aventuras de una Bulldog Llamada Noelle", por Gloria Estefan. TambiEn ilustrO santakid, por James Patterson.
 
Published August 10, 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 350 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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Like San Souci and Johnson (see above review of The Snow Wife ), Tompert and Demi retell a Japanese folktale. There, however, the similarities end. The story, about a childless couple so poor they can

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an illustrator's note explains that the Buddhist law of ten chi jin (placement of Heaven, Earth and Man) has been followed in this book.

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