Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

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...the text as a whole falls depressingly flat. Still, Yoko's fans will be pleased to see a new story, and may be so dazzled by the illustrations that they will not notice the weaknesses.
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When Yoko was very small, she and her Grandmother, Obaasan, fed the cranes in the pond at the end of the garden. When Yoko moves to California, she remembers her Grandmother and Grandfather in Japan. Every week letters go back and forth. She thinks of their garden and their cranes. And when Grandmother's birthday comes, Yoko sends the most wonderful gift of all. Rosemary Wells celebrates the love between grandchildren and gradparents in this sequel to best-selling Yoko.
 

About Rosemary Wells

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Rosemary Wells is the award-winning author of numerous books for children, including Carry Me!; My Kindergarten; the New York Times best-selling Emily's First 100 Days of School; the critically acclaimed Wingwalker, illustrated by Brian Selznick; Yoko; Yoko Writes Her Name; Yoko's Show and Tell; and the beloved McDuff series, illustrated by Susan Jeffers.
 
Published October 22, 2001 by Disney-Hyperion. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Travel. Fiction
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on Dec 30 2017

...the text as a whole falls depressingly flat. Still, Yoko's fans will be pleased to see a new story, and may be so dazzled by the illustrations that they will not notice the weaknesses.

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