Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Yoshiko Uchida Book: The Wise Old Woman: Retold by Yoskiko

Citation: , Y. (1994). The wise old woman: Retold by Yoshiko. New York: Margaret K. McElderry.


1. What did you like or dislike about the book?
I liked the book because of the unique illustrations. I also liked the message the book gives: elders should be respected and honored.

2. What in your life may have influenced your reaction or response to this book?
I liked the book because I believe that older people should be respected. Many children now are not taught to respect anyone, especially other adults. This book conveys that message.

3. How would you compare this book to another book or books, or book or books by same author?

Some examples of other books by this author include the following:

· Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family
· Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese American Evacuation
· Picture Bride: A Novel
· A Jar of Dreams
· The Bracelet
· Journey Home
· The Invisible Thread: An Autobiography
· The Best Bad Thing
· Sea of Gold
· The Happiest Ending
· Samurai of Gold Hill
· Two Foolish Cats

4. What new thing (information or insight) did you learn about children's literature in reading this book?

This book was able to address a subject that often many books do not: respect your elders. The story also gives insight into the Japanese American culture that many children may not know much about.

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