Kamishibai Man
Kamishibai Man
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Kamishibai Man

Written and illustrated by Allen Say
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4 - 7
Reading age
32
Page count
37
Words per page
590L
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Oct 1, 2005
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The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead. Finally, only one boy remained, and he had no money for candy. Years later, the Kamishibai man and his wife made another batch of candy, and he pedaled into town to tell one more story–his own. When he comes out of the reverie of his memories, he looks around to see he is surrounded by familiar faces–the children he used to entertain have returned, all grown up and more eager than ever to listen to his delightful tales. Using two very different yet remarkable styles of art, Allen Say tells a tale within a tale, transporting readers seamlessly to the Japan of his memories.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780618479542
    Publication Date
    October 1, 2005
    Publisher
    Clarion Books
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    37
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2005006319
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    816869853
    Lexile® Level
    590L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~O
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    101289
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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