My Books - stories for children of all ages

Lynn B. Connor - Adventures in History

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The poem and more
Toko's life is a story of daring and determination. When Toko grew up in Japan a century ago, girls were expected to marry and take care of the home. Instead, Toko made art her life.

Toko rebelled against the strict rules of the traditional Japanese calligraphy her father insisted she study. Today at 104, she still uses the traditional brush and black ink she learned to write with as a child, but creates images from her heart.
A lonely poet and two useless stones (one tall, one small) find friendship - a story based on a poem written in 826 by the Chinese poet Bai Juyi about the strange stones of Lake Tai.

Meet Toko Shinoda
A story of a family celebrating Christmas in another culture
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More about Toko
Available at the LanSu Chinese Garden Gift Shop, Portland, Oregon.