Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

Title

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

Authors

Sunny Seki

Publisher

Tuttle Pub

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9784805311875

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After the 1783 eruption of Japan's Mount Asama destroys crops in nearby villages, an orphaned blind girl who lives at the Daruma Temple in Takasaki invents a doll representing a famed Buddhist monk and his teachings about resilience.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

690L

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical Disability; blind

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

orphan

Keywords

Buddhist monasteries; dolls; people with disabilities; guide dog; Japan

Diversity Impact

direct

Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village

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