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Since I'm trying to learn about Haiku, this was the perfect book.
It also carries an underlying message of how one can not only persevere through mistreatment and adversity but keep a caring and uplifted spirit.
Kazuko Stone's watercolors accompany Matthew Gollub's with great style, and his text always pleases.
Wonderful imagery & poetry & based on historical character! Love it. Simple, yet profound. I liked it as well as my 5 1/2 year old grandson.Published on September 15, 2012 by Sunshine
I got this book at the library to enrich a study on Japan with my 8 year old daughter. I fell in love with the whole book: the story, the writing, the pictures, the extra... Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by an exerciser
Issa(1763-1827) is one the most accomplished and loved haiku masters and now his beautiful work of poetry is made accessible to children and parents through Matthew Gollub's superb... Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Logan Clark
Since I'm trying to learn about Haiku, this was the perfect book. Matthew Gollub translated poems of a renowned Japanese Haiku writer Issa. Read morePublished on July 26, 2009 by lmj
I am a big fan of Issa, and this is a lovely book. I returned this purchase (soft cover) only because I had bought it for a gift, and for a gift, the book just doesn't look as nice... Read morePublished on July 21, 2008 by C. Day