The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars

A Twelfth-century Tale From Japan

Book - 1992
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In this retelling of an anonymous twelfth-century Japanese story, the young woman Izumi resists social and family pressures as she befriends caterpillars and other socially unacceptable creatures.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c1992
ISBN: 9780399218712
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Cooper, Floyd - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Tsutsumi Chunagon monogatari


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Dec 31, 2017

This beautiful picture book will appeal to all ages, including older children too. The "Girl who loved caterpillars," is a lovely role model who exemplifies feminist ideals, compassion, and a willingness to be true to one's self -- even when doing so run's afoul of the cultural norms.

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