Yuko-Chan and the Daruma Doll

Author(s): Sunny Seki


**2012 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner **   Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll, a gorgeous multicultural children's 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. She confronts a burglar in the dead of night and crosses treacherous mountain passes to deliver food to hungry people. 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. The tea has frozen in the bottom of the gourd 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 perseverance.   With text in English and Japanese, this book is of special interest to bicultural families.


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General Fields

  • : 9784805311875
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : Tuttle Publishing
  • : 0.48
  • : February 2012
  • : 279mm X 216mm
  • : Japan
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sunny Seki
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : 32
  • : Full-Colour Illustrations throughout