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The Most Beautiful Village in the World

Written & illustrated by Yutaka Kobayashi
Published by Museyon Guides
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A young boy, Yamo, lives in the Afghan village of Paghman. The peaceful village is surrounded by the bounty of nature. Fruit trees burst into bloom in the spring, and in the summer, Yamo’s whole family joins in harvesting apricots, plums, and cherries–breaking into song as they pick. This year, for the first time, Yamo goes to the market in town to sell their harvest with his father. He is filling in for his older brother, who is off fighting in the war. After they have sold their fruit, his father uses the income to buy a white baby lamb. Readers will feel experience the deep love of the family, enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, and vivid activities at the town market. Then on the final page, readers will be stunned to learn: “This winter, my village was destroyed by the war, and now it’s all gone.” This book, the first of three in the Yamo’s Village series, leads the young reader to think in real terms about the meaning of war and its impact. And they understand that there used to be many beautiful villages in Afghanistan.

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Yutaka Kobayashi

Yutaka Kobayashi is a Nihonga artist and picture book author. In 1983, he received a Spe- cial Excellence Award in the Ueno Royal Museum Grand Prize Exhibition. He was a fre- quent visitor to the Islamic countries of Asia and the Middle East from the 1970s to the early 1980s, and the main themes of his works re ect those visits.

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