Books by Yoshiko Uchida

THE WISE OLD WOMAN by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A wonderful way to explain respect for the elderly. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
In medieval Japan a young farmer lives with his old mother in a village ruled by a cruel young lord who has decreed that all the villagers who reach the age of 70 must be taken into the mountains and left to die. Read full book review >
THE BRACELET by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The carefully researched watercolors, with their irregular edges, are like old pictures ripped from an album. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Emi, a young Japanese-American whose family leaves Berkeley to be interned at the beginning of WW II, receives a bracelet as a parting gift from her best friend, but it's lost on the first day at the camp. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC PURSE by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Narahashi's art, recalling traditional brush painting, is alive with dramatic blacks, soft blues, and glowing sunset colors. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
A Japanese folktale about a poor young farmer who promises a mysterious girl that he will deliver a message to her parents in the fearsome Red Swamp, from which no man returns alive. Read full book review >