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This book does not coddle the audience, so it appeals to a wide range of ages. Yumoto deserves every ounce of praise this book receives, and more.

This book does not coddle the audience, so it appeals to a wide range of ages. Adults will find the story engaging from its honesty, and teens will appreciate not being talked down to.

Kazumi Yumoto (湯本 香樹実, Yumoto Kazumi, born November 11, 1959) is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist. Yumoto was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo College of Music. She began writing scripts for opera and became a writer for television and radio. Her debut children's novel "The Friends" (1992) received the Newcomer Award from the Japan Children's Literature Association and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards in 1999. It was adapted to a movie in 1994, directed by Shinji Sōmai.

Yumoto, Kazumi; Hirano, Cathy. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. L on October 26, 2010.

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The letters, perfectly pitched in a child's voice, ease Chiaki's pain. At Mrs. Yanagi's old house before the funeral, a wonderful scene discloses that Chiaki is not the only one to have entrusted letters to Mrs. Yanagi

The letters, perfectly pitched in a child's voice, ease Chiaki's pain. Yanagi. At the same time, she learns a tragic family secret that sheds light on her problems and leaves her more hopeful about the future. Most of Chiaki's time as a child is spent with adults, and her childhood experiences are interpreted through her adult self

Kazumi Yumoto was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1959 and got into literature via music Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Kazumi Yumoto's books.

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Kazumi Yumoto; Translated by Cathy Hirano FSG Books for Young Readers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). The Friends is the 1997 winner of the Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Fiction.

Kazumi Yumoto (Yumoto Kazumi (湯本 香樹実) (born November 11, 1959) is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist

Kazumi Yumoto (Yumoto Kazumi (湯本 香樹実) (born November 11, 1959) is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist. Yumoto was born in Tokyo and graduated from Tokyo College of Music Selected works. 1992- The Friends (夏の庭 The Friends). 1997- The Letters (Popura no aki (ポプラの秋). 2008- The Bear and the Wildcat Kuma to yamaneko (くまとやまねこ). 2010- Kisishibe no Tabi.

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The Spring Tone (Kazumi Yumoto) - Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999). Mr. Beetle (Satoshi Toda) - Carolrhoda Books (2001). The Letters (Kazumi Yumoto) - Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2002). Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Nahoko Uehashi) - Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic, 2008). Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness (Nahoko Uehashi) - Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic, 2009).

When Chiaki learns that her mother’s former landlady, Mrs. Yanagi, has died, she decides to attend the funeral. The last time she saw Mrs. Yanagi was when she lived in her apartment building when she was a little girl. Chiaki takes a trip back through time and remembers what her life was like shortly after her father’s death. At first young Chiaki is scared of old Mrs. Yanagi, but as time goes on, they form a close relationship. Then Mrs. Yanagi reveals that she has a special mission in life. She will deliver letters to the dead when she herself passes away. She keeps the letters in a drawer and when it is filled, then she will die. She warns Chiaki that anyone else who looks in the drawer will carry the burden of delivering the letters instead of her. Chiaki starts writing letters to her father every day to overcome her loss. Years later, Chiaki is unprepared for the surprises that await her at Mrs. Yanagi’s funeral and the unexpected turn her life will take from that point on.

Comments: (2)

Fountain_tenderness
I chose to read this book for a project in my Young Adult Literature class and fell in love with it. The story explores six-year-old Chiaki's coping with grief, but through the memory of her older (perhaps twenty-something?) self. I had recently lost my father when I read this, and so I approached it with a slight skepticism. A young adult book dealing with death? I expected it to shy away from dealing honestly with death and emerge a shallow tale. However, I found the book to be extremely genuine. It does not wallow in despair, nor does it overlook the reality of grief. Because the story is told through an adult's recollection, the author can draw young adults without placing them directly into the mind of a six-year-old (which any adult might resist). The book deals realistically but tenderly with the ideas behind life and those who must be left behind. The writing style is thoughtful and honest, as though Chiaki regards us, the readers, as already friends.

I cannot say enough but that this book should most definitely be read. This book does not coddle the audience, so it appeals to a wide range of ages. Adults will find the story engaging from its honesty, and teens will appreciate not being talked down to. Yumoto deserves every ounce of praise this book receives, and more.
Duzshura
This beautiful story explores the unfathomable questions and uncertainties of death that haunt those left behind through the innocent eyes of a child. While it does not seek to provide answers, it does direct the reader toward an affirmation of both the values of life, and of the compassionate actions of others.
Through her memories, the main character recalls the events immediately following the death of her father, never aware that she was being caringly guided through difficult times. It is only as an adult, and even then, only in the events following the death of a remarkable and rather mysterious, old woman who befriended her as a child that she comes to understand all of these things.
This is a story for teenagers or adults as it addresses some mature concepts, but always with tact or good-nature. It is difficult to believe that the text was translated from Japanese; Cathy Hirano's work here is brilliant. Some understanding of Japanese culture may help in places, but the story can be understood easily, and its meaning will not be lost.
The Letters download epub
Growing Up & Facts of Life
Author: Kazumi Yumoto
ISBN: 0440238226
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Language: English
Publisher: Laurel Leaf (November 11, 2003)