Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll

The Adventures of A Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

Book - 2012
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**2012 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner!**

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll , a gorgeous multicultural children's book by author/illustrator Sunny Seki, takes readers on a journey into ancient Japan and the story behind the famous Daruma Doll.

Yuko-chan, an adventurous blind orphan, is able to do amazing things. She confronts a burglar in the dead of night and crosses treacherous mountain passes to deliver food to hungry people. During her travels, Yuko-chan trips and tumbles down a snowy cliff. She discovers a strange thing as she waits for help: her tea gourd, regardless of how she drops it, always lands right-side-up. The tea has frozen in the bottom of the gourd! Inspired by this, she creates the famous Daruma doll toy, whichrights itself when tipped--a true symbol of resilience.

Thanks to Yuko-chan's invention, the villagers are able to earn a living and feed themselves by selling the dolls. Yuko-chan never gave up, no matter the obstacles she faced, and the Daruma doll is a charming reminder of the power of perseverance.

With text in English and Japanese, this book is of special interest to bicultural families.
Publisher: Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., 2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9784805311875
4805311878
Branch Call Number: j LANGUAGE JAPANESE P SEKI S
Characteristics: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.

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