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Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

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Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous 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.... 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.... 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 perserverence.

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"Daruma dolls are traditional Japanese talismans of good luck and resilience, often given as a gift to encourage the recipient to persevere in reaching a personal goal.... Children with disabilities will appreciate Yuko, as her cleverness and resourcefulness outshine her physical limitations." -- School Library Journal

"Seki's friendly illustrations supply a wealth of visual information about pre-WWII rural Japan, showing farmhouse interiors, a temple with a rock garden and a schoolroom, and a village festival.... With Japanese text that parallels the English on every page, this is likely to find its most enthusiastic audience among students of Japanese language or culture." -- Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Sunny Seki
Illustrator Sunny Seki
ISBN 4805311878
Publication Date Mar 10, 2012
Publisher Tuttle Publishing
Language Japanese / English