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The Silver Charm Hardcover – May 14, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (May 14, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385321597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385321594
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 11 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,610,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Kidnapped by an ogre, a child offers a precious amulet in exchange for his life in The Silver Charm: A Folktale from Japan by Robert D. San Souci, illus. by Yoriko Ito. Satsu's faithful friends a puppy and a fox cub rescue him in this traditional Ainu tale from Japan's Hokkaido island. Dark watercolors add an authentic feel. Ages 5-8.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

reSchool-Grade 2-In this Ainu folktale set on the island of Hokkaido, a cherished only child is given but two restrictions in life: to avoid the woods where an ogre lurks and to hold fast to the tiny silver ship, passed down through his family, that will ensure him good luck. As may be expected, Satsu disobeys in both regards and falls seriously ill after eating the ogre's berries and giving him the charm while escaping his clutches. Fortunately, with the help of a mouse that knows magic, the boy's puppy and a fox cub retrieve the amulet and restore Satsu to health. This story incorporates motifs familiar from other cultures: the child who strays from the path and encounters an evil creature, the seemingly insignificant animal that proves to be an essential helper, etc. It is interesting to find these themes in new clothes and combinations. San Souci's telling is adequate, though not particularly evocative of place. Ito's watercolor paintings are unexpectedly sweet-even in their depiction of the ogre. This title is mainly of interest because its story is drawn from a culture that has been largely neglected in children's literature.
Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, NY
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 8, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This Japanese folktale receives Toriko Ito's warm drawings as it tells of a little boy named Satsu, whose best friends are a puppy and a fox cub. Good reading skills or parental assistance will aid in this magic story of a boy who disobeys his parents and trades his silver charm for his life, encountering new problems in the process.
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