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Sora and the Cloud

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781597020275
Author(s): Felicia Hoshino
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2011
Publisher: Immedium
Dimensions: 269 x 216 x 10 (w x l x h)
Pages: 36
Pages: 3-8

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ForeWord magazine Book of the Year - Bronze Medal Winner - 2011 Children's Picture Books: 'A delicate and enchanting bilingual story with exceptional watercolor scenes.' 'It is tempting to label 'Miyazaki-like' anything appealing to children and Japanese in origin. But in this instance the analogy fits. The nameless cloud is a benign yet mysterious and uncontrollable presence as it lifts Sora, Totoro style, into the sky. There he views a skyscraper mid-construction, an amusement park, a festival of kites and other boyish marvels. Hoshino s intricate and delicate drawings deliver this parade of sightseeing pleasures in a way that is at once dreamlike and visceral.' New York Times Book Review A growing boy enjoys the ultimate daydreamto soar like a cloud! Once a crawling baby, now Sora can climb a tree. There a friendly cloud awaits! Birds, kites, and fireworks whirl by as these friends share an adventure in the sky. This wonderful flight of fancy encourages children's journeys of self-discovery, familial awareness, and cultural exchange, with colorfully expressive illustrations and bilingual Japanese translation. 'Prolific Japanese-American illustrator Felicia Hoshino makes her authorial debut in this delightful picture book...The bilingual text (Hoshino s English is accompanied by Hisa s Japanese translation) displays a simple exuberance that perfectly matches the light, joyful subject matter...Hoshino s soft, Japanesque watercolors perfectly pu
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