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Carp for Kimiko
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date October 1, 2001
Binding Prebinding
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780613184656
ISBN-10 0613184653
Dimensions 0.50 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $18.40
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Although the tradition is to present carp kites only to boys on Children's Day, Kimiko's parents find a way to make the day special for her
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A CARP FOR KIMIKO is the story of a young girl's struggle against the strong current of tradition. Every year on Children's Day in Japan a kite in the shape of a carp is flown for each boy in the family. Kimiko is a little girl who desperately wants an orange, black, and white calico carp kite of her own to fly on this holiday.

Kimiko's parents remind her that there is a holiday just for girls–Doll's Festival Day, but this does not stop Kimiko from dreaming about and wishing for her very own carp. The magical ending achieves the impossible–Kimiko gets what she longs for without breaking tradition. Katherine Roundtree's beautiful illustrations evoke the wonder and excitement of childhood, which will charm readers of all cultures.

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9780613184656 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 1-2 | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Although the tradition is to present carp kites only to boys on Children's Day, Kimiko's parents find a way to make the day special for her

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