Lily and the Wooden Bowl

Schroeder, Alan

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Synopsis: Long ago in Japan, Lily promises her dying grandmother that she will never remove the lacquered bowl the old woman placed on her head to protect her from those who would take advantage of her beauty. But Lily faces a life of hardship as a servant to a wealthy farmer whose hateful wife is determined to be rid of her. When their son falls in love with Lily, she must perform an impossible task to find her happiness, in this dramatic adaptation of a Japanese folktale.

From School Library Journal: Grade 1-4-In ancient Japan, Lily's dying grandmother leaves her beautiful but poor granddaughter two magic gifts and extracts a strange promise: the girl must always wear a wooden bowl over her head, completely covering her face. After her grandmother's death, Lily is hired by a wealthy neighbor, first to work in the rice fields, and then to nurse his sick wife, Matsu. Unfortunately, Matsu (who neither looks nor acts sick) is cruel and spiteful. When her eldest son falls in love with Lily, the jealous woman sets an impossible task to impede the marriage. With the help of her grandmother's gifts and her own good character, Lily triumphs, the older woman is turned out of the house, and the wooden bowl can at last be removed. An informative source note cites other versions of the story, including Eric Quayle's The Shining Princess and Other Japanese Legends (Arcade, 1989) and explains Schroeder's changes. The conflict between Lily and her mother-in-law has been substantially heightened, with the older woman dabbling in sorcery to defeat her young rival. Well-designed pages incorporate lengthy chunks of text, sometimes using long rectangular panels that recall the shape of scrolls. The art is striking, with its realistic figures posed against luminous backgrounds in elegant, open compositions that value open space. Rich colors and strong use of light and shadow reflect the story's dramatic events. A well-written and handsome addition to the growing body of picture-book folktales from Asia.
Margaret A. Chang, North Adams State College, MA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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