The Inch Boy (Picture Puffins)

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9780140506778: The Inch Boy (Picture Puffins)

Young children will be reassured to learn that size isn't everything, when they follow fearless Issunboshi, the inch-high boy, as he paddles down the river toward Kyoto to become a famous samurai. Full-color illustrations.

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Text: English, Japanese (translation)

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Grade 1-3 Years ago, Virginia Haviland introduced children to the "One-inch Fellow" in Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Japan (Little, 1967; o.p.). Now Morimoto revives the story of the Japanese "Tom Thumb" in this lively but somewhat varied version. An elderly couple's prayers are answered when Buddha sends them a boy. Although Issunboshi is only one inch tall, he is brave and full of ambition. When he becomes a young man, he travels to Kyoto to become a Samurai. With the help of a sword (his mother's sewing needle) and a quick wit, he destroys the evil Red Demon. The vanquished giant's magic hammer turns Issumboshi into a full-grown man with a "happily ever after" life. Morimoto's illustrations are large and bold. Striking colors splash across the pages, and a full-page Buddha appears dramatically luminescent. The perspectiveoften from the view of a small figure looking upwill delight young sensibilities. The action and humor of the harmonious pictures and text make this an excellent choice for group presentation. Barbara C. Webber, Gordon-Barbour Elementary School Library, Gordonsville, Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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