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Weston, Robert Paul

Sakura's Cherry Blossoms

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Misa Saburi. Short tanka poems sympathetically tell of Japanese girl Sakura's love for Obaachan (grandmother) and for the cherry trees that shade their picnics. When Sakura moves to San Francisco because of her dad's job, both are sad. After Obaachan dies, a new friend finds a way to reconnect Sakura with her beloved home and grandmother. Digital illustrations recall Japanese woodblock prints. Includes a note on tanka.


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