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Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake

Tompert, Ann

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ISBN 10: 051759272X / ISBN 13: 9780517592724
Editorial: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, 1993
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First Printing Hardbound VG-/Good+., DJ Demi, illus. 4to, Unpaginated, Inscribed/signed by Demi on front endpaper. Light wear to covers. DJ has general wear. DJ is not price clipped. ISBN:0-517-59272-X. N° de ref. de la librería 031331

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Título: Bamboo Hats and a Rice Cake

Editorial: Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

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Wishing to have good fortune in the new year, an old man tries to trade his wife's kimono for rice cakes

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Grade 2-5-In a story set in long-ago Japan, an old couple has no money for rice cakes and so can not start the New Year auspiciously. En route to the village to sell his wife's wedding kimono, the man discovers six statues of the deity Jizo by the roadside, and vows to bring them an offering on his return. Continuing on, he exchanges the garment for a basketful of fans, the fans for a golden bell, and the bell for five bamboo hats-but no rice cakes. Passing the statues on his way home, he places a hat on each one's head. As there are only five hats, he includes his own. In the middle of the night, the couple are awakened to find an enormous rice cake, and see the statues departing. A peculiarity of the text is the insertion of Sino-Japanese characters for certain key words. They are also reproduced in the margins with English translations. While this rebus technique makes for a mildly interesting guessing game, it impedes the flow of the story. In an end note, Tompert identifies Jizo as the deity of children, without mentioning his capacity as guardian of souls. Demi's ink, watercolor, and collage illustrations are done in her usual minuscule manner, with details drawn from Harunobu and much earlier Japanese print masters. Also, the six Jizo carry different attributes in their hands, indicating their different aspects and Buddhist ranks, rather than the uniformity depicted here. The artist's note, while explaining an underlying principle of Far Eastern painting, neither adds to the book nor rings true for its artwork.
John Philbrook, San Francisco Public Library
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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General merchandise. All genres. Large inventory of children's literature and charity cook books.

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