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Storytown: Challenge Trade Book Story 2008 Grade 2 Basho&The Fox


Book Description


An old pond.
A frog jumps in.
The sound of water.
-Basho

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 mu... More
Book Information
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt
BindingPaperback (4 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
ISBN-100153651156
ISBN-13978-0153651151
Publication Date11/01/2006
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About harcourt school publishers (Author) : harcourt school publishers is a published author of children's books. A published credit of harcourt school publishers is Science.
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About Julie Fortenberry (Corporate Author) : Julie Fortenberry has illustrated several picture books, including Pirate Boy written by Eve Bunting, a 2012 Children's Choice book.  Julie lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she shares a stud... more
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8/1/2012 Tim Myers said: The great poet Basho engages in a poetry contest--with foxes!
tags: I wrote, kitsune, funny, humor, poetry contest, poetry, haiku, literary folktale, folktale, Basho, Japan, children's book, picture book, children's lit

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