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Lily and the Wooden Bowl
In this hauntingly beautiful story about the rewards of kindness and honesty, a young girl in Japan promises her dying grandmother that she will never remove the lacquered bowl the old woman placed on her head to protect her from those who would take advantage of her beauty.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 10th 1997 by Yearling
(first published September 1st 1994)
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The story reminds me a lot of cinderella and fairly tales. It was very fun to read. The story was presented in a very unique way. Personally it made me tap into my imagination and brought back childhood memories of the fairy tales i used to read and hear about while growing up.
This was an absolutely beautiful story. The illustrations had vivid colors and was beautifully drawn. I also loved the happy ending. This story however was a bit lengthy. So for young children I don't think it would be a good idea to try to read it all at once. I would use this book to talk about actions. I would ask the children if what they thought the characters were doing was right or wrong and why.
Oct 15, 2012 Amanda Day rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a cute story about Japanese girl whose grandmother left her with a few things that were suppose to protect her after she died. One of which was a bowl to hide her face with to keep her beauty from people who may want to hurt her. She ends up falling for a man and they have to go through the tricks of his mother to get married.