About the Story
A story for American children about children in Japan who live in a village on an island in the south. Here a river ran through the center of town — and a huge tree stood on its bank. This tree was very important to animals, insects, and the people who lived near. It was a place to climb in and jump from. The river was a great place to swim and play. You can learn a lot by reading how children and adults entertained themselves during this time. At the end of the day the children went home for supper. The tree stood patiently, even when no one was around, just waiting for the children to return.
The Village Tree by Taro Yashima. From the First Printing by the Macmillan Company with 1967 copyright. The Library of Congress number is 67-15534. This hardcover book measures 10-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ and has 32 pages.
See photo above. Former small college library book with the usual markings and some wear on the cover corners. The binding is strong and square. The pages are in very good condition. Doesn’t feel like this book was read more than a time or two. No personal names or markings noted. From clean, smoke-free home.
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