Night after night, as she weaves a long silk strand, Grandmother tells her granddaughter Yasuyo stories from her long life. Then one day Grandmother is gone. Saddened, Yasuyo walks in the garden. There she finds a beautiful and puzzling sight a long silk strand hanging from the sky. Only when she climbs the silk strand to the top of the clouds does Yasuyo learn its true meaning.
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Laura E. Williams is also the author of Torch Fishing with the Sun, among many other titles. She lives in Ohio.
Grayce Bochak is the illustrator of Paper Boats by Rabindranath Tagore. She lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Summary:This book is about a young Korean girl that forms a tight bond with her grandmother. Everynight her grandmother would tie two strands of silk together representing a part of her life, all forming one big strand. Later finding out that her grandmother dies in her sleep.Personal Reaction:I was really fasinated with this book,because,i liked the bond that she had with her grandmother,because i had a similar bond with my grandmother.Classroom Extension:This book will teach the children on how to deal with the passing of their loved ones.
In this story a young Korea girl forms a tight bond with her grandmother. Every night her grandmother ties together two silk strands and tells her stories of her life. Each new strand her grandmother adds represents a part of her life, all forming one big strand. Then one morning her mother told her, her grandmother had died in her sleep. She is saddened by the news, the frantically looks for her grandmother. She walks out the garden and looks up in the sky and she sees her grandmother silk strand hanging from the clouds. She climbs up it and sees her grandmother and she explains how with this silk strand she will always be with here and that her memories are interwoven in the silk strands. This helps her find closure and she too thought she would someday do the same for her granddaughter.This is a wonderful story that teaches children how to deal with the passing of a love one. In Addition, this story is an inside into other culture traditions. A fun activity for parents to do with children after the reading this book, would be to create a tradition that you and your kids can do that will leave lasting memories. Also, teacher can read this story if anyone in the class have recently lost a love one.