Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

By: Whelan, Gloria; Nascimbene, Yan (illustrator)

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Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Pr, 2008. First printing. New/new. Nascimbene, Yan. 32 pp. A tale of Old Japan, signed by Gloria Whelan on the title page. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300-mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.


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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300-mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear? Inspired by the woodcuts of Japanese printmaker, Hiroshige, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings a cultural event to life through the observant eyes and thoughtful verses of a young Japanese girl.

Title: Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

Author Name: Whelan, Gloria; Nascimbene, Yan (illustrator)

Categories: Children's, Folk Tales, Myths, Legends, Book,

Edition: First

Publisher: Chelsea, MI, Sleeping Bear Pr: 2008

ISBN Number: 1585363529

ISBN Number 13: 9781585363520

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 7086