I Live in Tokyo

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Houghton Mifflin, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Have you ever been to Tokyo, Japan? Far away, in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo is a busy city of color, activity, celebrations, super gigantic buildings, and much, much more. In this city lives a seven-year-old girl named Mimiko. Here you can follow a year’s worth of fun, food, and festivities in Mimiko’s life, month by month. You’ll learn about the Doll’s Festival, riding the bullet train, the right way to put on a kimono, and Mimiko’s top ten favorite meals--just try not to eat the pages displaying the delicious wagashi!
Mari Takabayashi evokes the flurry and enchantment of daily life in Tokyo with exquisitely detailed illustrations and descriptions. Her love for the city of her birth blooms in every last glowing vignette.

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User Review  - lriver5 - LibraryThing

Great book for a multicultural lesson. This book illustrates Tokyo by walking the reader through the streets, home life, jobs, and customs of Tokyo. The book is broken down on a monthly basis and ... Read full review

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User Review  - tramtran - LibraryThing

Never been to Tokyo and you want to learn more about it? This is a book for you. It has everything you need to know about Tokyo and beautiful illustrations to show you about the city. See what Mimiko ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Mari Takabayashi was born in Tokyo, Japan, and studied at Otsuma Women's College. She illustrated Flannel Kisses and Marshmallow Kisses and is the author and illustrator of I Live in Brooklyn and I Live in Toyko. She lives with her husband and their two children in New York.

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