Tokyo Digs a Garden

byJon-Erik LappanoIllustratorKellen Hatanaka

March 1, 2016|
Tokyo Digs a Garden by Jon-Erik Lappano
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Winner of the 2016 Governor General''s Literary Award for Young People''s Literature - Illustrated Books

Tokyo lives in a small house between giant buildings with his family and his cat, Kevin. For years, highways and skyscrapers have been built up around the family''s house where once there were hills and trees. Will they ever experience the natural world again?

One day, an old woman offers Tokyo seeds, telling him they will grow into whatever he wishes. Tokyo and his grandfather are astonished when the seeds grow into a forest so lush that it takes over the entire city overnight. Soon the whole city has gone wild, with animals roaming where cars once drove. But is this a problem to be surmounted, or a new way of living to be embraced?

With Tokyo Digs a Garden, Jon-Erik Lappano and Kellen Hatanaka have created a thoughtful and inspiring fable of environmentalism and imagination.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.1
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

Jon-Erik Lappano’s debut picture book, Tokyo Digs a Garden, illustrated by Kellen Hatanaka, won the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award, the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award and Japan’s Sakura Medal. Maggie’s Treasure, als...
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Title:Tokyo Digs a Garden
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.38 X 0.44 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 8.38 X 0.44 in
Published:March 1, 2016
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:3
ISBN - 13:9781554987986

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