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In early 1900s Japan Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly beloved children’s poet But her life ends prematurely and Misuzu’s work is forgotten Decades later her poems. Rating 5 of fiveWhenever a package arrives from Chin Music Press I know that everything else has to go to the Later pile As always I was so richly rewarded when I opened these coversThis gorgeous and extremely touching sampler of Kaneko Misuzu's poetry is perfectly illustrated It is introduced by a brief recounting of Kaneko's unhappy life While I would most definitely want my grandkids to read the poetry I'd want to read Kaneko's story to them and make sure I was fully present to gauge their need for explanation andor comfort as the tale unfoldsEven if you have no kids grandkids nieces nephews or strange kids you can borrow buy this beautiful object for your coffee table You will be the coolest kid on the block

SUMMARY Are You an Echo?

Are You an EchoL JapaneseBig Catch At sunrise glorious sunriseit’s a big catchA big catch of sardines On the beach it’s like a festivalbut in the sea they will hold funeralsfor the tens of thousands dead. This book is gorgeous I don't just mean the poetry and the artwork; the endpapers are textured so as soon as you open the book you know that it's something very special It's a pleasure to hold in your handsAs for the content of the book it is likewise beautiful Are You an Echo The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko has two parts first a narrative covering Misuzu Kaneko's tragic life and her impact on Japanese culture illuminated by gorgeous paintings and relevant poems For those intending to read this book to children be aware that this portion of the book mentions spousal abuse sexually transmitted disease suicide and the Tsunami of 2011 They are mentioned in a straightforward manner except for the STD which is referred to as a disease she caught from her husband A message at the back of the book contains a justification for including such details in a children's book but each parent should decide whether their child is ready for the discussions that might happenAs for the second half the poetry and the translation are outstanding Kaneko's voice is uniue; she doesn't so much write poems for children so much as from a child's perspective And this child is imaginative inuisitive and empathetic toward everything even inanimate objects One recurring aspect is the bond between child and mother; my favorite poem is about the child wanting her mother to join her imaginary play and when she doesn't the child incorporates her into the scene anyway The biographical portion puts this theme into context Kaneko was raised by a single mother and she herself had a daughter She evokes that love children have for their mothers when the mother is a child's whole worldThe poetry does not shy away from the sadness and disappointments of childhood Again Kaneko's voice is empathetic to all things feeling for the wild fish on her plate who were not raised to be eaten as well as snow that gets trapped and can see neither the sun nor the ground Children may not pick up on all the details that parents will but they will understand her uestions and concerns

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READ Are You an Echo? 107 ☆ In early 1900s Japan Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly beloved children’s poet But her life ends prematurely and Misuzu’s work is forgotten Decades later her poems are rediscovered—just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011 This picture book features Misuzu’s life story plus Are rediscovered just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011 This picture book features Misuzu’s life story plus a trove of her poetry in English and the origina. Lovely book and that's not a word I usually use for any book A uick read though you'll want to take your time The poetry and brief biography of Misuzu Kaneko who lived from 1903 to 1929 From a small coastal town daughter of a bookseller and well educated for the time she went on to write about 512 poems Many were published in her lifetime and she became well known and beloved in Japan However her short life was rather tragicThe poems themselves are elegant small pieces of life observation and reflection very often with deep and poignant themes She's rather like Emily Dickinson in that manner though Kaneko has her own style and flavor I read this little book which I had to wait two weeks to get through my library system in less than an hour but I'll read it again savor it one or two times before returning itWonderful