Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

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Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers

by Gloria Whelan

Illustrations by Yan Nascimbene

First Release:

June 2008

ISBN: 9781585363520

In seventeenth and eighteenth century Japan, provincial governors traveled between Edo (today's Tokyo) and Kyoto. When Yuki's father is called to Edo to see the shogun, Yuki and her mother accompany him. They are part of a royal procession-with one thousand men carrying their belongings-on a three hundred- mile journey snaking around mountains, rivers, and the sea. Along the way, Yuki records her thoughts in haiku: "Today the way home / as close as the way to Edo, / tomorrow, further." Author's note. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781585363520
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Sleeping Bear P
    Page Count: 32
    Trim Size: 9" x 11"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.6, Points: 0.5
    Genre: Historical fiction
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