An old pond.
A frog jumps in.
The sound of water.
There are important lessons to be learned, even by proud poets, in this innovative tale of a fox who thinks he’s a great poet and a great poet who thinks he can outdo a fox! It is the 1600s in Japan. Basho is writing the lovely haiku for which he is famous to this day. Given three chances by the fox, he must write a poem that "needn’t be great—only good." Confident of his skill, he’s sure he can win the challenge and its prize, the sweet cherries from the tree near his hut. But not all is what it seems as a newly humble Basho discovers! Delicate watercolors convey a truly Eastern sensibility that takes young readers back in time to feudal Japan while their playful perspectives reinforce the mischievous tone of the text.
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Children's Best Seller! --New York Times Book Review 11/5/00About the Author:
Author Tim Myers is a writer, storyteller, and songwriter. Having lived in Japan for three years, he now makes his home in Plattsburgh, New York.
Illustrator Oki S. Han is an author and illustrator of children’s books, including Kongi and Potgi and Sir Whong and the Golden Pig. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts in New York, she lives in Seoul, Korea.
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