Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

Gloria Whelan (author), Yan Nascimbene (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531665

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Description

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Japanese provincial governors had to travel between the cities of Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This 300+ mile journey on the historic Tokaido Road required the presence of one to three thousand attendants (carriers). Yuki's father has been called to Edo and she, along with her mother and pet dog, must accompany him in this royal procession. Yuki does not want to go. She will miss her home and her teacher. But she must not be disrespectful so Yuki captures her thoughts in haiku, a Japanese form of poetry. Once outside the gate How will I find my way back? Will home disappear?

Reading Level
Lexile
549L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.6
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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