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Annotation: A young school boy in Japan, after having been made fun of at school for years, finds that there is honor in being able to do something well.
Catalog Number: #4292599
Format: Paperback
All Formats: Search
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 1955
Edition Date: 1983
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-14-050172-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-14-050172-8
Dewey: E
LCCN: 55013626
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Word Count: 811
Reading Level: 3.9
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.9 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 7552 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:2.9 / points:2.0 / quiz:Q02624
Lexile: AD660L

Winner of a Caldecott Honor

A shy Japanese boy having difficulty adjusting to school is misjudged by his classmates. Chibi has been an outcast since that frightening first day of school when he hid under the schoolhouse. Afraid of the teacher and unable to make any friends, Chibi passes his free time alone — alone at study time, alone at playtime, always a "forlorn little tag-along." But when Mr. Isobe arrives, the teacher sees things in Chibi that no one else has ever noticed...

"A shy mountain boy in Japan leaves his home at dawn and returns at sunset to go to the village school. Pictures and text of moving and harmonious simplicity." —Saturday Review


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