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The Sound of Silence

Written by Katrina Goldsaito & illustrated by Julia Kuo
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“Do you have a favorite sound?”little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!

Where is silence?

Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

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Who Wrote The Sound of Silence

Katrina Goldsaito

Katrina Goldsaito’s favorite sound is the sound of bare feet on tatami mats. In Tokyo, she worked as an on-camera TV journalist and producer for NHK-World, and has written for National Geographic, <i>The</i> <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, NPR, and <i>The Japan Times</i>. She lives near Golden Gate Park with her husband and son, and spends her days eating avocados and working on her first YA novel.<br>Julia Kuo’s favorite sound is <i>kuk-kuk-kuk</i> (the sound an angry squirrel makes). She is the illustrator of <i>Go, Little Green Truck</i> and has created illustrations for American Greetings, the Cleveland Public Library, <i>The New York Times</i>, and Capitol Records, among many others. She works from Chicago for most of the year, and from Taipei over the winter.

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