Circus Day in Japan: Bilingual English and Japanese Text

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Tuttle Publishing, Sep 10, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Circus Day in Japan is the warmly-illustrated story of an exciting day spent by two Japanese children, Joji-chan and Koko-chan, at a circus. Joji-chan and Koko-chan delight at the new sights of their first circus, and young readers are gently introduced to Japanese sites and customs. The simple text and artwork provide a nostalgic window into Japanese family life in the early 1950s. The new Japanese translation makes this classic book accessible to a new generation of both English- and Japanese-speaking readers.

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User Review  - Lbrown107 - Goodreads

This book was an interesting experience! I enjoyed the story and the illustrations immensely! It is the first children's book I have read that also has the text written in Japanese. The Japanese text ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Eleanor B. Coerr traveled to Japan as a newspaper reporter in 1949, where she lived on a farm for a year, learning the language. Inspired by her farm family and a visit to a local circus, Eleanor wrote and illustrated Circus Day in Japan. It was first published by Tuttle in 1953 and remained in print until 1968. Eleanor is best-known for Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

Yumi Matsunari is a professional translator and interpreter living in Fukui, Japan. She studied in Kyoto, Cambridge and London. Among her works are A Treasury of Japanese Folktales and Japanese Made Easy.

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