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.
Yuki and the One Thousand CarriersBook Verdict
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