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Basho and the River Stones

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 125 Ratings and 33 Reviews

Book Description
The great poet Basho lives in the woods and shares the cherries from his cherry tree with the local foxes. But one tricky fox becomes greedy--He uses his magic to turn three river stones into gold coins, and then tricks Basho into giving up all of the cherries. When the fox returns to gloat over his victory, he discovers that Basho is content. Wiser than the fox, Basho knows that a poem inspired b... More
Book Information
PublisherMarshall Cavendish Benchmark
BindingHardcover (4 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
Publication Date09/01/2004
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About Tim Myers (Author) : Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. He won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction. His children’s books (11 out and f... more
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About Oki Han (Illustrator) : Oki Han is a published illustrator of children's books. A published credit of Oki Han is A Fish Trip (Invitations to Literacy).
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About Oki S. Han (Illustrator) : Oki S. Han is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Oki S. Han include Basho and the River Stones, Basho and the Fox, The Leftover Bridge.
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Reader Comments
8/1/2012 Tim Myers said: The great poet Basho is tricked by a magical fox, who's hungry for cherries--but magic can transform the heart as well as objects, and an awakening is coming. Watch out for the trick!
tags: Basho, haiku, folktale, literary folktale, Japan, children's lit, funny, children's literature, picture book, I wrote

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