The Friends by Kazumi Yumoto

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In this award-winning book from Japan, three young boys curious about death learn--and teach--some valuable lessons about life and friendship.

The Friends is the winner of the 1997 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction.

About Kazumi Yumoto

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Kazumi Yumoto is the author of "The Spring Tone" and "The Friends," which won the Mildred L. Batchelder Award and the" Boston Globe-Horn" Book Award for Fiction. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Published January 1, 1992 by Farrar , Straus and Giroux. 176 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this graceful first novel, the funeral of one boy's grandmother excites a curiosity about death in three Japanese schoolboys: fatherless Kawabe, jiggling with nervous energy;

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This novel features three 12-year-old boys in Japan who find friendship through their mutual fascination with death.

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