Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll : The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village Hardback
by Sunny Seki
**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, which rights 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 32 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Shokai Inc
- Publication Date: 06/01/2012
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9784805311875
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