A pleasantly styled story of a peasant family in Japan describes seasonal and festival activities and some family...

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LANTERN IN THE VALLEY

A pleasantly styled story of a peasant family in Japan describes seasonal and festival activities and some family relationships. The Yoshidas, rice growers, have six children, five boys and a girl, Tori. It is through Tori's eyes that the story is told and, as she watches Boys' Day, helps her mother with a new baby, visits her Uncle toy shop in the city and lives through the threat of famine when a rain storm washes out the family crop, we get a small taste of what it is like to be a child in Japan.

Pub Date: Oct. 23, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956