K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet
by Gloria Whelan and Jennifer Nolan
Judo, origami, sushi - with just a few words an immediate landscape is conjured: the country of Japan. In K is for Kabuki: A Japan Alphabet, young readers are invited to travel to faraway Japan and explore its rich history, traditions, and role in today's world. Evocative artwork captures the spirit of each letter topic. O is for Origami A paper frog, a paper tree, a paper sunflower just for me, a paper fox, a paper shrew, a paper tiger just for you. From the comic relief of Kyogen theater to the meditative powers of a Zen garden, K is for Kabuki brings the past, present, and pageantry of Japan to life.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Gloria Whelan is the award-winning author of many children's books including Homeless Bird, for which she received the National Book Award. She lives in Michigan. A librarian by profession, Jenny Nolan has worked for The New Yorker and Rolling Stone magazines and as a researcher for investigative reporters. She lives in Michigan. Oki S. Han's book, Basho and the Fox, was a New York Times best-seller. Her books, Mr. Long Beard and My Hometown, both won the Korea Children's Book Award. In 2005 Oki was selected as Illustrator of the Year at the Bologna Children's Book Fair for My Hometown. She lives in Korea.
- Dewey: 952
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585364442): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 07/14/2009
- PDF (9781585365999): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2011, 12/17/2011
- Hosted ebook (9781627534284): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Geography, Language Arts
- Series: Discover the World
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.5
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 133253
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Asia (JNF025030)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
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Author: Gloria Whelan
Gloria Whelan is a poet and the award-winning author of many children’s books including Homeless Bird, for which she received the National Book Award. The Listeners is her third title in the Tales of Young Americans series. Her other picture books with Sleeping Bear Press include Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers (2008 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal winner); Yatandou (a Junior Library Guild selection); and Friend on Freedom River (a Jefferson Cup honor book). Ms. Whelan lives near Lake St. Clair in Michigan where you can often find her out walking.
Author: Jennifer Nolan
A librarian by profession, Jennifer Nolan has worked for The New Yorker and Rolling Stone magazines, at public and university libraries, and also as a researcher for investigative reporters. K is for Kabuki is her first children’s book. She and her husband live in a 1840s farmhouse near Lake St. Clair in Michigan.
Illustrator: Oki S. Han
Oki S. Han was born in Seoul, Korea, where she studied Western Painting at Ewha’s Women’s University. She later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Both an author and illustrator, Oki received the 2001 Irma Simonton Black & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature for her book, Basho and the Fox. The book was also a New York Times best-seller. Her other books include Basho and the River Stones and Sir Whong and the Golden Pig. Her books, Mr. Long Beard and My Hometown, both won the Korea Children’s Book Award. In 2005 Oki was selected as Illustrator of the Year at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair for My Hometown.