THE PROMISED YEAR by Yoshiko Uchida

THE PROMISED YEAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ten-year-old Keiko leaves Tokyo in order to spend a year as her uncle's guest in California. Homesick at first, she finds her uncle's preoccupation with his carnation-growing and his antipathy to a cat she has adopted far from reassuring. But Tama, the cat, turns out to be an asset, saving the flowers from the blight of smog, and indirectly reuniting an old woman with her lost son. This story of a Japanese girl's adjustment to life in the United States has a warm and playful quality, generously sprinkled with details of Japanese customs and traditions.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1959
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace