The Resource The long silk strand, Laura E. Williams

The long silk strand, Laura E. Williams

Label
The long silk strand
Title
The long silk strand
Statement of responsibility
Laura E. Williams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this contemporary folktale set in ancient Japan, a young girl climbs a long silk strand hanging from heaven and discovers her grandmother waiting for her. Using a Japanese setting, this is the story of the bond between a girl and her grandmother that is so strong it conquers death. This beautiful picture book, set in ancient Japan, tells of the special love a grandmother & granddaughter feel for each other. Every night Grandmother ties together pieces of silk thread, making one long silk strand that she winds into a ball. For each piece of thread, Grandmother tells her granddaughter, Yasuyo, a story from her long life. Then one day Grandmother is gone. Yasuyo weeps & looks for the silk ball to keep in memory of her grandmother. Mysteriously, the ball is missing. But Yasuyo discovers a strange & wonderful sight in the garden: a long silk strand hanging from the sky. Laura E. Williams's deeply felt story, illustrated with exquisite cut paper by Grayce Bochak, has the feel of a traditional Japanese folktale-one filled with wisdom & love
Cataloging source
PNX
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Williams, Laura E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bochak, Grayce
  • Library of Congress
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  • Grandmothers
  • Folklore
  • Death
  • Japan
  • Grandmothers
  • Death
  • Japan
  • Folklore
  • Grandmothers
  • Japan
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The long silk strand, Laura E. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Illustrated by Grayce Bochak
  • Reprint. Originally published: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1995
  • Thermoform braille sheets alternate with print pages
  • Produced in braille for the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. For special distribution as authorized by Act of Congress under Public Law 89-522, and with the permission of the copyright holder
  • "BR10020."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tactile text
Content type code
  • tct
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36672631
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume of print and braille (braille pages i-x and 1-27)
Form of item
braille
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
The long silk strand, Laura E. Williams
Publication
Note
  • Illustrated by Grayce Bochak
  • Reprint. Originally published: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, 1995
  • Thermoform braille sheets alternate with print pages
  • Produced in braille for the Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. For special distribution as authorized by Act of Congress under Public Law 89-522, and with the permission of the copyright holder
  • "BR10020."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
tactile text
Content type code
  • tct
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36672631
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume of print and braille (braille pages i-x and 1-27)
Form of item
braille
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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