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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. children's fic chapter book - historical japan [s]

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Heather Poinsett Dunbar (heather_poinsett_dunbar) | 6 comments My mom gave me this book growing up. It probably was passed on to a relative.

It involves a Japanese woman who goes blind and her child as well as some helpful mice.

I remember loving the drawings within, but it wasn't a picture book. Wish I could remember more!

Thanks for any assistance.

message 2: by Kris (last edited Jul 06, 2016 02:20PM) (new)

Kris | 36067 comments Mod
Journey to the Bright Kingdom by Elizabeth Winthrop seems to match your description. "The mice of Kakure-sato grant a blind woman temporary sight during the journey she and her kind daughter make to their magical underground kingdom."

I used the advanced search on www.worldcat.org -- Subject: japan blindness | Keyword: mice | Juvenile | Fiction | Book | English

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Heather Poinsett Dunbar (heather_poinsett_dunbar) | 6 comments Thanks so much, Kris! You got it right. I'll move this to solved!

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Kris | 36067 comments Mod
You're welcome. The art work looks lovely.

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