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A Carp for Kimiko
Contributor(s): Kroll, Virginia (Author), Roundtree, Katherine (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0881064114     ISBN-13: 9780881064117
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 1996
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Annotation: Although the tradition is to present carp kites only to boys on Children's Day, Kimiko's parents find a way to make the day special for her. The colorful illustrations show the enchantment of the flowing carp kites on Children's Day and the beauty of the Emperor's court dolls on Doll's Day.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - General
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Siblings
Dewey: E
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: PreK-3
Lexile Measure: 580(Not Available)
Guided Reading: J (Grade 2)
Physical Information: 0.14" H x 10.05" W x 7.98" (0.35 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - Asian
- Topical - Adolescence/Coming of Age
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 21414
Reading Level: 3.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
A wonderful look into Japanese tradition and culture through the eyes of a young girl, Kimiko. Every year on Children's Day in Japan a kite in the shape of a carp is flown for each boy in the family. Kimiko desperately wants an orange, black, and white calico carp kite of her own to fly, but her parents remind her that there is a holiday just for girls-Doll's Day. This does not stop Kimiko from dreaming about and wishing for her very own carp. The magical ending achieves the impossible-Kimiko gets what she longs for without breaking tradition. Katherine Roundtree's beautiful illustrations evoke the wonder and excitement of childhood, which will charm readers as they celebrate tradition and diversity.
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