The Boy in the Garden
(HMH Books for Young Readers Oct. 18, 2010)
, Reprint edition
There was a story that Mama read to Jiro:
Once, in old Japan, a young woodcutter lived
alone in a little cottage. One winter day he
found a crane struggling in a snare and set it
When Jiro looks out the window into Mr. Ozu’s
garden, he sees a crane and remembers
Much like the crane, the legend comes to
life—and, suddenly, Jiro finds himself in a
world woven between dream and reality.
Which is which?
Allen Say creates a tale about many things
at once: the power of story, the allure of
the imagined, and the gossamer line between
truth and fantasy. For who among us hasn’t
imagined ourselves in our own favorite
- 0547214103 / 9780547214108
- 16.0 oz.
- 10.8 x 0.5