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My Awesome Japan Adventure

Author : Rebecca Otowa
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PICKED AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2013 BY THE ASSOCIATION OF BOOKSELLERS FOR CHILDREN! A perfect introduction to Japanese culture for kids, My Awesome Japan Adventure is the diary of an American fifth grader who travels to Japan to spend four exciting months with a Japanese family as an exchange student. He records all his adventures in this diary so that he can tell his friends back home about what he did and saw during his time in Japan. With the help of a Japanese foster brother and sister he visits a Ninja village, tries new foods, learns brush painting, and gets the inside scoop on daily life in a Japanese school. Readers of all ages will love experiencing life in Japan from a kid's point of view! Dan's adventures include: My First Week of School, Visiting a Ninja Village, Fun with Origami, Practicing Aikido, Making Mochi, and much more… As a multicultural children's book, My Awesome Japan Adventure is perfect for kids who want to explore another culture and have fun in the process!

Japan

Author : Jane Hinchey
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A country of contradictions, Japan is a modern nation with an ancient soul. Find out what life is like in Japan. Discover how Japanese people live, work and play. Learn about the events that shaped this fascinating country. Learn all about Japan including: - Government - History - Ethnic diversity - Landscape and climate - Religions and festivals - Cultural traditions - Transport systems - Languages - Cuisine And find out more about Japan’s relationship with Australia.

The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper and Other Short Stories

Author : Rebecca Otowa
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"Otowa has woven a series of delightful vignettes of life in Japan, from a true historical story of feuding villages to a man who steals shoes at temples…and some highlighting the cultural differences between Japanese and American sensibilities, especially for women." — Ginny Tapley-Takemori, translator of Convenience Store Woman From the unique standpoint of an American woman who married into a Japanese family and has lived in Japan for more than thirty years, Rebecca Otowa weaves enchanting tales of her adopted home that portray the perspective of both the Japanese and the foreigner on the universal issues that face us all—love, work, marriage, death, and family conflict. The collection includes: A Year of Coffee and Cake—A young American wife in the Tokyo suburbs suspects her next-door neighbor of murdering an elderly relative. Rhododendron Valley—An elderly man decides to commit suicide to deal with his terminal illness and to spare his family pain. The Mad Kyoto Shoe Swapper—A reclusive young Japanese man enjoys the strange hobby of stealing shoes from temples, but it gradually consumes him. Genbei's Curse—A downtrodden woman loses her temper with her demanding, sick father-in-law. Years later, old and sick herself, she can now empathize with him. Trial by Fire—A true story passed down through the author's family of a gruesome trial to settle a land dispute in 1619. Love and Duty—The Japanese custom of "duty chocolates" (chocolates gifted by women to men on Valentine's Day) has repercussions for an American and a Japanese woman. Uncle Trash—Told in the form of newspaper articles, this is the story of an old man, his hoarding addiction, the annoyance it brings his family, and his eventual revenge. Watch Again—A man starts stalking his ex-wife and learns something about himself in the process. Three Village Stories—A tea ceremony teacher, a vengeful son, and an old man ostracized by his community are the protagonists in three vignettes of village life. The Rescuer—After meeting his death in a train accident, a young man finds himself in the position of rescuing others from the same fate. Showa Girl—Based on a true story from the author's family, a girl of fifteen has an arranged marriage with an older man just back from a POW camp in Russia in 1948. Rachel and Leah—An older American woman reflects on her long and not always happy marriage to a Japanese man. The Turtle Stone—Going from the 1950s to the present, this is the story of one man's efforts to keep the family cake shop alive in a Kyoto that is constantly modernizing. Illustrated throughout with the author's own black-and-white drawings, this captivating volume offers a unique and lovingly rendered insight into everyday life in modern Japan.

The Culture and Crafts of Japan

Author : Miriam Coleman
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In many ways, the culture and traditions of Japan are very different from our own. Just by looking at the detailed photographs in this book, readers will see that the Japanese have unique and beautiful architecture, clothing, festivals, and more. The same can be said for Japanese crafts. Readers will likely be familiar with origami, but this book also contains step-by-step instructions for making nengaj? (New Year’s) cards and a Samurai hat. Readers are sure to love learning about Japan and its many wonderful customs and traditions from this curriculum-based, high-interest text.

My Travel Diary JAPAN

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Are you planning to go on holiday in Japan soon ? Don't forget to bring your personal travel diary ! Get all your travel arrangements, important numbers and information alongside with your personalized itinerary at your fingertips! ✅ DOCUMENT YOUR TRAVEL simply by writing, drawing or sticking-in your bus, must-see entrance tickets or pictures made of unforgettable encounters, favorite dishes and thrills! ✅ KEEP UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES that will make you smile and laugh when you'll browse your creative travel journal months after your trip! ✅ ADD YOUR PHOTOS, KEY MOMENTS, INSPIRATIONS and IDEAS ! ✅ UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY by sticking, for example, your transport tickets, admissions to monuments or museums. You can play with colors and shapes! Your imagination is the only limit! This travel journal for holidays in Japan contains fully customizable: - Checklist of the things you need to bring with you - Itinerary and budget planning - 60 Double-pages for each single day of your vacation! This travel diary will be THE ideal partner to put on paper all your creative travel ideas and can also be an awesome and original gift! Description: - 125 numbered pages. - High quality soft matte cover. - Reduced weight due to its soft cover and compact size, Easy to carry - Paper quality 125 gsm - Compact size 6 x 9 in (15.24 x 22.86 cm)

Susette s Awesome Adventure

Author : Mallory Tarcher
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During a rafting trip down the Colorado River, Susette Yoshi must confront her fear of the water to rescue her new friend, fifteen-year-old, part native American Tommy Tilousi. Original.

IGo to Japan

Author : Aaron Rosenberg
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When the iCarly webcast is nominated for an iWeb award, Sam, Carly, Freddie, Spencer, and Mrs. Benson travel to Japan for the competition and award show, but their trip proves to be more difficult than expected.

Covenant Companion

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The Millionaire Master Plan

Author : Roger James Hamilton
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The Millionaire Master Plan is a unique and fresh approach as to how individuals can not only get a sense of where they stand on the spectrum of personal wealth, but more importantly, how they can learn to ascend from their present state to a higher level. Roger James Hamilton, himself a highly successful entrepreneur and successful investor, has designed nine steps - from barely surviving - all the way to the highest level of ultimate wealth for life - and he lays out his nine steps in an easy-to-understand color-coded manner that ranges from red (barely living paycheck-to-paycheck) all the way to ultra-violet (where generating income is simply no longer a worry). Along the way, the reader first takes a quick test to determine where one is on the financial spectrum, and then Hamilton provides key insights and practical tips as to how one can progress to the next level. You track your progress by ascending from one color to the next.

Passport to Adventure

Author : John Troan
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The Mystery at Mount Fuji Tokyo Japan

Author : Carole Marsh
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Christina and Grant are studying Japan in school. They are so excited about the mysterious and exotic country that they talk Mimi and Papa into flying the Mystery Girl airplane to Japan. It all seems so beautiful and serene: the gardens, the cherry blossoms, the beautiful geisha. But what about the very large sumo wrestlers, the samurai swords, and who are those ninja, anyway? The ground is shaking, too, from a rumbling volcano and a tummy-tumbling earthquake! Creepy calligraphy clues lead them on a chase through neon-lit Tokyo, a mysterious Japanese garden and via bullet train to the awesome Mt. Fuji! Grab a ticket and join them for all the fun, frights, and adventure!Ê This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! How to translate English names to Japanese, and how to write them - Japanese manners and customs, and how they differentiate from American ones - Tatami mats - Kanji (Japanese characters) - Samurai including weapons, hara-kiri - Girls' Day and Boys' Day, including traditions of each - Traditions of the kimono, and how to put one on - Sumo wrestling including stables, warm-ups, hairstyles - Cherry Blossom Festival - Earthquakes in Japan - Ring of Fire, volcanoes - Puppet shows and kabuki plays - Japanese gardens. Places in Tokyo, Japan: Mitsokishi Department Store - Akihabara (an electronics neighborhood) - The Imperial Palace - Senso-Ji Temple - Ueno Park - Mount Fuji, just west of Tokyo - Tokyo Disneyland and - Lake Hakone, Hakone, Japan. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601 Lexile Measure: 740 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
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Life gets strange when Alice sees a white rabbit wearing a coat and gloves. Then she follows him down a hole. Suddenly she grows smaller, larger, smaller, larger, smaller--and almost drown in her own tears. She meets a dodo, a lizard, a smoking caterpillar, a duchess... a cat without a grin. Then a grin--without a cat. She has a mad tea party with a hatter and a hare. And a madder croquet game with a King--where playing card soldiers are the hoops, flamingoes are the mallets, hedgehogs are the balls and the Queen of Hearts cries "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!" Which lands Alice, the mock turtle, and a gryphon (a what?) at a trial without rules where death is the penalty! In Wonderland, anything can happen And probably, anything will.... (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)

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Sword of the Ronin

Author : Travis Heermann
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In 13th-Century Japan, a land of ancient spirits, shapeshifting animals, and demons, Ken'ishi is a warrior without a master. Orphaned in infancy, he has only one link to his past - Silver Crane, his father's sword. When Silver Crane is stolen, Ken'ishi must go on a quest to recover his very identity. The crime lord known as Green Tiger holds the key to Ken'ishi's past. With intrigues stretching to China, where the Mongol emperor Khubiliai Khan builds an invasion fleet, Green Tiger knows of Silver Crane and dreams of the day when he can destroy the shogunate and restore his shattered clan. With a wooden sword as his only weapon, Ken'ishi descends into the shadowy world of flesh houses, Chinese smugglers, and Mongol spies. To succeed and unleash Silver Crane's power, he must face the darkness in his own soul. "From the first sentence, Travis Heermann weaves a tale that sucked this reader into a rich Japanese tapestry full of ronin, samurai, and magic. It was hard to put this book down to sleep." - Patrick Hester, Hugo-Award Winning SFSignal.com and the Functional Nerds Podcast "Travis Heermann takes everything I loved about Heart of the Ronin (adventure, intrigue, sympathetic characters), puts it in a pressure cooker and serves it with a side of Awesome. Sword of the Ronin is his best novel yet and won't disappoint." - Shaun Farrell, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing "Sword of the Ronin is a raw and energetic adventure that explores deep and eternal themes such as honor, love, and betrayal while maintaining a engaging, humorous, living world. It also has an awesome ronin hero who hacks lots of bad people to bits, if you're into that sort of thing. Which you definitely should be." - Rich Wulf, author of The Heirs of Ash Trilogy "A rich, engaging, morally complex historical fantasy, deeply embedded in Japanese culture." - E.C. Ambrose, author of Elisha Barber, The Dark Apostle series "Those interested in Japan's culture and history, including ancient mythology will find this book an extraordinary read. It is certainly not a story for the fainthearted, but which touches you with its truth-drawing and starkly poignant meaning. As a work of fantasy I enjoyed it very much, although at times it did cause shivers to run down my spine and turned my blood cold." - Goodreads Reviewer

Naked Barbies Warrior Joes and Other Forms of Visible Gender

Author : Jeannie B. Thomas
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This book is a study of everyday, gendered sculptural figures, including Barbie and G. I. Joe.

Game Informer Magazine

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Terra

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Christopher Street

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Mac Cracks the Code Mac B Kid Spy 4

Author : Mac Barnett
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Mac B. and his arch-nemesis are facing off at the Video Game World Championships! But first, Mac B. needs to crack an unbreakable secret code... can he solve it in time to defeat his enemy? Find out in this kid spy adventure from New York Times bestselling author, Mac Barnett!

Cornell Hotel School

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