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Wabi Sabi, Mark Reibstein; Illustrated by Ed Young

Label
Wabi Sabi
Title
Wabi Sabi
Statement of responsibility
Mark Reibstein; Illustrated by Ed Young
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master says, "That's hard to explain." And that is all she says. This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the meaning of her name, and on the way discovers what wabi sabi is: a Japanese philosophy of seeing beauty in simplicity, the ordinary, and imperfection. Using spare text and haiku, Mark Reibstein weaves an extraordinary story about finding real beauty in unexpected places. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young complements the lyrical text with breathtaking collages. Together, they illustrate the unique world view that is wabi sabi. Wabi Sabi is a unique picture book that clearly explains a new way of seeing the world to readers
Biographical or historical data
Mark Reibstein is an English teacher and writer who has lived in New York, California, Hawaii, Japan, and Thailand. Now he lives with his good friend Arlo, who is also a cat. Ed Young has illustrated for over 70 books and has been awarded the Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po.
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Reibstein, Mark
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • From Preschool to First Grade
  • from 5 to 7
Literary form
non fiction
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1931-
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Young, Ed
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  • Cats
  • Aesthetics, Japanese
  • Animals
  • Fiction 5+
  • General Fiction
  • Early Reader
  • Picture Books for Older Readers
  • Japan
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Wabi Sabi, Mark Reibstein; Illustrated by Ed Young
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
9780316118255
Dimensions
29x29x1 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780316118255
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
integrated: 32 col drawings
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Wabi Sabi, Mark Reibstein; Illustrated by Ed Young
Publication
Control code
9780316118255
Dimensions
29x29x1 cm.
Extent
48 p.
Isbn
9780316118255
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
integrated: 32 col drawings
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      4 – 6 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HF, GB
      51.51025 -0.1280484
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