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The Boy in the Garden

The Boy in the Garden


Language/s: English

This thoughtful, quiet book is a prime example of how intertextuality works in children’s literature. It is based on a Japanese folktale about The Grateful Crane, which was read to a young boy, Jiro. The strange and magical folktale left such a deep imprint that when Jiro and his father visited the huge home of Mr. Ozu, a family friend, during the New Year, he could still hear the echoes of his Mother’s story ringing in his ears.

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The Boy in the Garden

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (New York)

Year: 2010

ISBN: 9780547214108

National Library Board (Singapore) Call Number: English JP SAY