Seashore Story

Seashore Story Written and illustrated by Tareo Yashima Jacket Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle s back to a beautifu

  • Title: Seashore Story
  • Author: Taro Yashima
  • ISBN: 9780670627103
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Written and illustrated by Tareo Yashima Jacket.Children hear an old Japanese story about a fisherman who rode on a turtle s back to a beautifu

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    1. • 1968 Caldecott Honor Book •This is book is really unique, but it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t really like the style of illustrations, although I suppose it went with the hazy underwater world. And the story was kind of weird. I have no idea what I just read, but I’m sure some people will enjoy this. Materials used: unlistedTypeface used: unlisted

    2. A mystical tale of a turtle and a rumination of time are paired with chalk drawings. This is not as wonderful as some of Yashima's books. Or rather, the ending is just a bit surprisingly philosophical.

    3. Japan's version of the fairy realm.What on earth did I just read?There's some kids who live in Japan on an island. They tell the story of Urashima, who was a fisherman. He saved the life of a turtle, and the turtle said, “I'll take you to a place under the sea.” So they went under the sea and there was a beautiful palace down there. And he ate some food.(Never, ever eat the fairy food. Don't do it. Don't eat the fairy food.)And he stayed there for a long time, and then wanted to go back up, [...]

    4. To me this book is a great example of "don't judge a book by it's cover". It didn't seem like the rest of the books I had checked out with bright colors and interesting titles. After I read it though it turned out to be one of my favorite books. I really liked the ending even though it was sad but in my opinion it gives the theme of don't forget about those you love. I liked the ending but at the same time it made me sad and I wish it would have had a happier ending.

    5. The story within a story approach Yashima uses in this book is interesting, even though I’m not sure I understand it. The softness of the illustrations evokes the seaside very nicely and also serves to make the story seem dream-like as the children reflect upon it. I love the final spread, which shows the ocean’s waves and nothing else, but I can’t claim to understand the note on which the book ends.

    6. This book was a good story telling book. It was about a camp in japan where campers were at and began telling stories about Urashima and how he disappeared and when he returned all his loved ones and house were gone. It teaches about coming back in time because if you don't you will forget the people you love and everything will be gone because you were happy elsewhere without the people you love with you. It is an easy read book with really cool pictures and a great lesson to teach children.

    7. 1968 Caldecott HonorThese beautiful illustrations are truly works of art! I feel as though I'm walking through a museum as I turn each page. BUT the story is very lackingI'd much rather just look at the illustrations and avoid the text.(in using this for the butler, just focus on the illustrations, don't read.)

    8. Odd story, especially for reading with young children, that would be very interesting to experience with Japanese readers. The illustrations are the heavy lifters in this book - it's hard to tell what medium Yashima used, but they are impressionistic and beautiful

    9. Retelling of Japanese folktale. Water colors are nice. Think the point of the tale got lost in the translation.

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