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Tama is a pebble in the Valley Where All the Little Things Live. Through a journey across the valley and down to the depth of the Great Sea, Tama discovers the secret of Korobu, a boulder looming on the mountaintop, and along the way finds out more about himself.
Paperback, First Edition, 76 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Eberhardt Press
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This story will immediately transport you to your childhood, both in its lovely, imaginative writing and the stunning drawings that bring you into Tama’s world. As you linger on the page, exploring all the wonderful detail, new things – a small creature peeking out, an expression on another character’s face – will appear to you at each reading. It’s hard to imagine the amount of time Mr. Moore took in crafting this beautiful story, but we’re all thankful he did. This story is perfect for young a ...more
Tamaishi is a charming tale about accepting who you are rather than trying to be someone you’re not. Tama (a little rock) goes on a journey of self-discovery as he meets various characters and notices how he is different from them. Seeing these differences as flaws in his own character, he attempts to change himself to suit his surroundings, finally learning that he is perfectly imperfect in his own way.