The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two Friends

The Last Kappa of Old Japan: A Magical Journey of Two Friends

by Sunny Seki
     
 

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With unique and playful illustrations this multicultural children's book is a classic Japanese fairy tale that young children and parents alike will love.

The Last Kappa of Old Japan is a warmly written and beautifully illustrated children's book that introduces many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and folklore, while teaching an important

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With unique and playful illustrations this multicultural children's book is a classic Japanese fairy tale that young children and parents alike will love.

The Last Kappa of Old Japan is a warmly written and beautifully illustrated children's book that introduces many aspects of traditional Japanese culture and folklore, while teaching an important lesson about environmentalism. The story is of a young Japanese farm boy who develops a friendship with a mythical creature— the kappa—a messenger of the god of water. The tale begins in post-Modern Japan when the boy is young and the kappa is healthy and ends when the kappa, now the last one left on Earth, keeps an important promise to his human friend.

A story of love, friendship, and adventure, readers of all ages will enjoy this picture book by award-winning author/illustrator, Sunny Seki.

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"This is a Japanese 'Lorax' folk tale with a cautionary message about taking care of our earth!" —PragmaticMom.com blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462908189
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
19 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sunny Seki was born in Japan, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography. He then studied illustration at Pasadena Art Center College of Design, and operated a Southern California portrait studio for 35 years. His previous book, The Tale of the Lucky Cat, received a Nappa Honor Award and the Creative Child Magazine 2009 Preferred Choice Award. Sunny leads a Japanese poetry senryu group, and spends much time retelling and illustrating Japanese folk tales. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and nine children.

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