Imagine living in a place where commuter trains are so crowded that the train workers are paid to cram more people into each car--in Japan, this is a daily occurrence. What would it be like to live there? This addition to Cobb's Imagine Living Here series gives young readers passports to this unique place.
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Grade 1-4-- Crowded indeed: readers learn that Japan is as populated as Montana would be if half the people of the U. S. moved there. Such comparisons give youngsters a good starting point. The impact of geography on culture comes across loud and clear: festivals and lore of this island country are explained, and efforts to conserve resources are highlighted. Life at home, school, and work is described. The overriding pressure to conform and remain in harmony with people and nature is also covered. Politics, culture, and architecture are intertwined. Those familiar with this series will recognize Lavallee's art that lights up the pages with accurate and expressive images; the spreads are luminous, intense, and beautifully designed. Her border for the text on home life is a row of sandals, and she balances the pages on gardens with stone lanterns. Children can find facts in Jim Haskin's Count Your Way through Japan (Carolrhoda, 1987) and a textbook approach in Elkin's A Family in Japan (Lerner, 1987), but they don't compare to the vivacity here.
- Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
“The colorful illustrations add zest and show many aspects of a refined and intriguing culture.” ―Booklist
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