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Yoko's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells
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Dec 02, 07

bookshelves: picture-books
Read in October, 2007

Written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells. Published by Hyperion, copyright 2001.

Grade Level: K-3

This is the story of Yoko the cat who began life in Japan where she loved to feed the cranes at the pond with her grandmother. She then moves to America with her family, but leaves her grandparents behind. In order to surprise her grandmother on her birthday, Yoko makes paper cranes and sends them to her grandma as a gift.

This is a heart-warming story of the life of an immigrant that many children can relate to. Kids will love not only the story, but also the rich and warm illustrations.

Possible themes or units: Japanese cultures, moving away, family, origami art
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