The Boy in the Garden

The Boy in the Garden

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Houghton
There was a story that Mama read to Jiro:

Once, in old Japan, a young woodcutter lived
alone in a little cottage. One winter day he
found a crane struggling in a snare and set it
free.

When Jiro looks out the window into Mr. Ozu’s
garden, he sees a crane and remembers
that story.

Much like the crane, the legend comes to
life—and, suddenly, Jiro finds himself in a
world woven between dream and reality.
Which is which?

Allen Say creates a tale about many things
at once: the power of story, the allure of
the imagined, and the gossamer line between
truth and fantasy. For who among us hasn’t
imagined ourselves in our own favorite
fairy tale?


Baker & Taylor
A reimagining of the Japanese folktale, "The Crane Wife," finds young Jiro remembering a story read to him by his mother when he sees a crane in Mr. Ozu’s garden, an encounter that prompts his surprise journey to a fantasy world. By the Caldecott Medal-winning author of Grandfather’s Journey.

Baker
& Taylor

After Jiro encounters a life-like garden statue of a tall bird, he falls asleep and dreams of the story his mother once told him about a grateful crane.
After Jiro encounters a life-like garden statue of a tall bird, he falls asleep and dreams of the story his mother once told him about a grateful crane. Includes the story "The Grateful Crane."

Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010
ISBN: 9780547214108
0547214103
Branch Call Number: E SAY
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 29 cm

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