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Suki's Kimono

by Chieri Uegaki, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Sep 2005
ISBN:9781553377528
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Suki's favorite possession is her blue cotton kimono. A gift from her obachan, it holds special memories of her grandmother's visit last summer. And Suki is going to wear it on her first day back to school --- no matter what anyone says.

When it's Suki's turn to share with her classmates what she did during the summer, she tells them about the street festival she attended with her obachan and the circle dance that they took part in. In fact, she gets so carried away reminiscing that she's soon humming the music and dancing away, much to the delight of her entire class!

Filled with gentle enthusiasm and a touch of whimsy, Suki's Kimono is the joyful story of a little girl whose spirit leads her to march --- and dance --- to her own drumbeat.

About the Authors
Chieri Uegaki is the author of Rosie and Buttercup, Suki's Kimono and Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin. Her books have garnered such honors as the 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Chieri lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.
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Chieri Uegaki is the author of Rosie and Buttercup, Suki's Kimono and Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin. Her books have garnered such honors as the 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Chieri lives on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Chieri Uegaki is a graduate of the creative writing department at the University of British Columbia. Suki's Kimono is her first published work. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.

Stéphane Jorisch's work has won many awards, including three Governor General's Awards for Illustration. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Award
  • Winner, Children's Book Award Notable Book, International Reading Association
  • Runner-up, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize
  • Runner-up, Mr. Christie Book Award
  • Short-listed, Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award
  • Winner, Book of the Year - Bronze Medal, ForeWord Magazine
Editorial Reviews

An absolutely delightful tale ...—Asian Week


Overall, this is an appealing story of courage and independence.—School Library Journal


A wonderful story about being yourself, with the added bonus of teaching readers a little about Japanese culture.—Kirkus Reviews


The story, written for ages four through eight, rings true on many levels.—ForeWord Magazine


Uegaki's first picture book is a joyful tribute to a little girl's inner and outer sense of style. Uegaki conveys Suki's determination to honour her grandmother and remember a favourite day with language as colourful as the all-important kimono. Suki's Kimono successfully achieves that delicate balance between plot, language, illustration, and design that is so critical when creating memorable picture books.—Quill & Quire, Starred Review


The title character in the appealing story is a free spirit who wavers only briefly in her dedication to her own feelings.—The New York Times


Jorisch's watercolours creations capture the spunk of the free-thinking Suki.—Montreal Review of Books


A fine choice for multicultural units as well as youngsters dealing with differences. Suki's story will appeal to other independent-thinking girls as well.—Booklist

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