Chibi: A True Story from Japan

Chibi: A True Story from Japan

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When Oka-san, a brown-and-gold duck, selects the Mitsui Office Park as the perfect spot for her nest, people flock from downtown Tokyo to watch the ducklings hatch. A modern-day Make Way for Ducklings, set in Japan.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547562650

  • ISBN-10: 0547562659

  • Pages: 64

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 03/22/1999

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 810L

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Barbara Brenner

Barbara Brenner, the author of both fiction and nature books for children, is an active member of Bank Street College of Education. Ms. Brenner and her husband, the artist Fred Brenner, live in Hawley, Pennsylvania.
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Julia Takaya

Julia Takaya is a teacher and writer. For most of the year, Ms. Takaya and her husband live in Tokyo.
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June Otani

June Otani was a children's book illustrator and printmaker. She passed away in 2012.  
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  • reviews

    "A wild mother duck lands in a pond outside a Tokyo office building, seemingly oblivious to the crowds of human observers, she raised her brood, then leads them across an eight-lane high-way to a roomier body of water-the great moat in the Emperor's Imperial Gardens. . . . Otani's neatly drawn, evenly lit watercolors capture the tale's simple charm in clean, roomy scenes smiling people in casual Western dress photographing-but never trying to feed or handle-the dappled, lively ducklings." Kirkus Reviews

    "Teachers searching for curricular connections to Japan will be pleased by this offering, and it will appeal to animal lovers as well." School Library Journal, Starred

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547562650

  • ISBN-10: 0547562659

  • Pages: 64

  • Price: $5.99

  • Publication Date: 03/22/1999

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 810L

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