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2010 Award
The Boy In the Garden
( by Allen Say, Houghton Mifflin $17.99 Score: )

Mama read Jiro a story about a magical crane that he remembered one day while visiting with his Papa at Mr. Ozo's house. Fooled by a statue of a crane in the garden Jiro is hurt when his father laughs at his foolishness. That is when he runs away and comes upon a small house where the story his Mama told him almost comes to life. A charming fantasy with glorious art, as always. 7 & up.

Age: Early School Years. Review Published: Click here to purchase the product on

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