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Basho and the River Stones

Written by Tim J Myers & illustrated by Oki Han
Published by Marshall Cavendish
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Sep 13, 1960
Publication Date
32
Pages
4-10
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The great poet Basho lives in the woods and shares the cherries from his cherry tree with the local foxes. But one tricky fox becomes greedy––He uses his magic to turn three river stones into gold coins, and then tricks Basho into giving up all of the cherries. When the fox returns to gloat over his victory, he discovers that Basho is content. Wiser than the fox, Basho knows that a poem inspired by the beauty of the river stones is more valuable than gold. Oki S. Han’s watercolors evoke ancient Japan in this sequel to the New York Times bestseller Basho and the Fox.

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This story has great illustrations and is one you and your child will love to learn from, as it’s message is full of wisdom about the value things have. I especially love the poetry in the story.

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Who Wrote Basho and the River Stones

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Tim J Myers
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Tim J. Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, and the Smithsonian; he has 15 out and more on the way. He’s published over 140 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has four books of adult poetry out, published a nonfiction book on fatherhood, and won a major prize in science fiction. He won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year and the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.

Tim can whistle and hum at the same time, though he hasn’t won any awards for that–yet.

Find him at www.TimMyersStorySong.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TimJMyers1.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780761451655
Publication Date:
September 13, 1960
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2003026245
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
824155625
ASIN/ISBN 10:
076145165X
Lexile® Level:
750L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
79371
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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