Search Results: "Tatsuro Kiuchi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LOTUS SEED by Sherry Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Historical note. (Picture book. 5-10)"
``My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne,'' begins a young Vietnamese-American, whose lyrical narrative tells how the girl took a seed from the Imperial garden to remember the emperor by, then kept it as a talisman of hope through all the events of her life—marriage, raising her children alone after her husband went to war, crossing the sea in a flimsy boat, making a new life in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOX MAIDEN by Elsa Marston
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Fuzzy, bucolic acrylic paintings lend much-needed mystery and magic to the tale. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A magical fox from the mountains of Japan has the capacity to take on human form in this original tale inspired by Japanese folklore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLE'S GIFT by Rafe Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"Kiuchi's richly textured spreads compensate somewhat for the emotion missing in the story, lifting it up to depict laughter, dancing, and feathers flying to the beat of the drum. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Martin (Mysterious Tales of Japan, also illustrated by Kiuchi, 1996, etc.) went to an out-of-print collection gathered by Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen for the source of this wordy retelling of an Alaskan tale about the spread of the gift of joy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERIOUS TALES OF JAPAN by Rafe Martin
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 19, 1996

"Martin (with Manuela Soares, One Hand Clapping, 1995, etc.) offers informative notes at the end that bring readers back to earth after a collection that provides something of an otherworldly experience. (notes, bibliography) (Short stories/folklore. 8+)"
Ten folktales, many based on Lafcadio Hearn's collections, chosen (according to the introduction) to give readers a walk in the ``moonlight of imagination'' and show the ``haunting beauty'' of Japan's Shinto and Buddhist-influenced tradition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TSUBU THE LITTLE SNAIL by Carol Ann Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Sources are fully cited in an author's note. (Picture book/folklore. 4-7)"
A Japanese folktale about a rice farmer and his wife who pray to the Water God for a child, any child. Read full book review >