Are You An Echo?: The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko

September 23, 2016|
Are You An Echo?: The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko
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2017 NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Freeman Book Awards, honorable mention

Washington State Book Awards, finalist

Booklist Editors’ Choice, Books for Youth 2016

Booklist Top 10 Biographies for Youth and Top 10 Translated Books for Youth: 2017

Favorite Diverse Children’s Books of 2016, Smithsonian Book Dragon

In early-1900s Japan, Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly-beloved children’s poet. But her life ends prematurely, and Misuzu’s work is forgotten. Decades later her poems are rediscovered—just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011. This picture book features Misuzu’s life story plus a trove of her poetry in English and the original Japanese.

Big Catch:

At sunrise, glorious sunrise
it’s a big catch!
A big catch of sardines!

On the beach, it’s like a festival
but in the sea, they will hold funerals
for the tens of thousands dead.


Misuzu Kaneko was born in 1903 in Senzaki, Japan. She rose to fame as a celebrated author of children’s poems. After her death, her poems fell into obscurity for decades, until the 1970s when Setsuo Yazaki discovered and published her full body of work in Japanese. This is the first English-language biography and collection of he...
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Title:Are You An Echo?: The Lost Poetry Of Misuzu Kaneko
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:64 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.48 in
Published:September 23, 2016
Publisher:Chin Music Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781634059626

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