Crow Boy

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Crow Boy

Crow Boy A shy mountain boy in Japan leaves his home at dawn and returns at sunset to go to the village school Pictures and text of moving and harmonious simplicity Saturday Review

  • Title: Crow Boy
  • Author: Taro Yashima
  • ISBN: 9780140501728
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • A shy mountain boy in Japan leaves his home at dawn and returns at sunset to go to the village school Pictures and text of moving and harmonious simplicity Saturday Review.

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    1. Esther on said:

      Crow BoyTaro YashimaViking: New York 1955This book is a great way to introduce the topic of bullying through a multicultural lens. This story centers around a boy that does not fit with the social and cultural norms of his classmates throughout his school career. He continually is bullied and made fun of until the sixth grade when a teacher takes interest in him and creates opportunities for him to show his talents and knowledge. This account of prolonged bullying and the resilience of a single [...]

    2. Alondra Carter on said:

      SPOILER ALERT!"Crow Boy",written and illustrated by Taro Yashima, is a fictional book that has an inspirational message. The story follows a young Japanese boy named Chibi who arrives at this school, and for years he is seen as odd for being so small and for all of the things he would do to pass the time being that nobody interacted with him. Then, after several years pass by he's in his last year of grade school and he gets a new teacher. This teacher believes in him and sees the good in him, a [...]

    3. Shanna Gonzalez on said:

      Crow Boy is a memorable story, apparently drawn from the author's childhood memories of Japan. On the first day of school in a small village, a young boy is found hidden beneath the schoolhouse floor. The boy comes to be called "Chibi" for his small stature, and is ostracized by his classmates. After six years, a new teacher notices that Chibi's knowledge and skills distinguish him from the other children. He displays Chibi's artwork and writing on the wall, and admires his knowledge of the natu [...]

    4. Eva Leger on said:

      Julia and I read both Umbrella and Crow Boy this past week and we didn't end up very find of the first. I remember it now with annoyance I'm sorry to say.This was exactly the opposite although I was surprised that Julia liked it as much as did. The Caldecott helped because she has an intense interest in books with that honor all of a sudden.The illustrations were similar Umbrella but neither of us liked the pictures as much in Crow Boy, especially Crow Boy's face. The angles are too sharp and th [...]

    5. Jennifer Ha on said:

      Crow Boy is a realistic fiction book that shows the perfect example of "We should never judge a book by its cover". It also shows that teachers could be the ones to discriminate children along with their students. In the beginning of the story, Crow Boy was judged by his teacher and his classmates, and he was always alone. Things went well towards the end of the story because of another teacher's positive perspective on Crow Boy. This story made me realize that teachers' actions will greatly inf [...]

    6. Samantha Weatherford on said:

      although this book would be great to teach kids the importance of accepting others, that all kids have something to offer, i was not interesting in my opinion. the pictures were also very oddly drawn so i couldn't get into the book. it does teach some great concepts as far as not teasing kids though. could also teach urban kids to think about the stryggles of rural children.

    7. Robert on said:

      **** Caldecott Honor (1956) ****I love the colorful illustrations and the message of understanding, although I doubt that imitating crows is going to make any boy popular in todays culture. If anything, it would alienate a child and subject him to even greater ridicule. But, the message of finding hidden talent and human worth is important.

    8. Barbara Brien on said:

      I believe this story was more about the children and adults who interacted with Crow Boy than it was about Crow Boy. It took one special teacher to see Crow Boy for what he was, and that teacher taught everyone else.

    9. Sabina on said:

      This book was challenged by a school board member in Queens (NY) in 1994 because it "denigrates white American culture, promotes racial separation and discourages assimilation.” The rest of the school board voted to retain the book.So…this is a book written and illustrated by a Japanese writer/artist, it’s setting an unnamed village in rural Japan, peopled only by Japanese – and it denigrates American white culture? Promotes racial separation and discourages assimilation? Really? Was the [...]

    10. Linleigh on said:

      Crow Boy by Taro Yashima tells the story of a young boy who stands out from his peers. Other students describe him as strange, and he 0ften sinks into the background. However, Chibi, the young boy, attends school every day. For many years, students and teachers alike fail to notice Chibi, until Mr. Isobe, his sixth-grade teacher, takes the time to get to know him. Because of Mr. Isobe, Chibi is able to open up to his peers, and they begin to appreciate him for who he truly is. Chibi is a young b [...]

    11. Maria Rowe on said:

      • 1956 Caldecott Honor Book •I really like the story and the moral of this book, but I don’t like the art at all. I thought the style worked well for Yashima’s Umbrella but I think the work in that was tighter, more controlled and more colorful. I think the message that not judging a book by their cover is important, but I also really love that it was a teacher who made everyone realize how special Crow Boy is! Yay, teachers! Materials used: unlistedTypeface used: unlisted

    12. Ally Lindley on said:

      I think this would be a good book to read to talk about bullying. All of the students pick on the boy because they do not understand him until the end. This could help students realize that people come from different walks of life and you never know what someone else is experiencing that could make them the way they are.

    13. Judy on said:

      In a short story, Yashima accomplishes a lot. There's attention to feelings, culture, school, nature, art and crows. After reading this, I hope that some kids try imitating a bird's calls and songs.This may be a Caldecott honoree, and the cover art is very familiar, but this is the first time I actually picked it up to read. Obviously, I don't care for the cover art (mainly the mouth).

    14. Tessa Duncan on said:

      The story tells of a young boy in Japan who must get up at sunset every morning in order to walk to school and is bullied and judged by his fellow classmates. Thankfully, his teacher takes notice and begins to get to know the young boy and his talents. Eventually the teacher helps the other children realize how talented crow boy is and stops the other children from judging him.

    15. Kaelin Miller on said:

      I enjoyed the story of a boy overcoming bullying and exclusions. It's hard sometimes being an outcast as this boy was. It also teaches you the power a teacher has over a student's success. I recommend it for all the kids who feel out of place.

    16. Kelly on said:

      The story is okay. It tells of a boy who is an outcast from his schoolmates, who tease him. After he displays he has a special talent they then accept him. The story is a little dated, as are the illustrations, but it's still a good book.

    17. Kate Sanders on said:

      This book is good because it is relatable. We've all get left out at some point or felt like we aren't good enough. Well this book entails a unique talent of the main character and shows the trust between teacher and student.

    18. Kayla on said:

      I liked this book because it can be a good transitional book into some heavy themes such as bullying and acceptance. It also encouraged me for when I'll be a teacher. Teachers really mark childhood memories and help children in many ways.

    19. Hannah Klumb on said:

      This could be such a good read in the beginning of the school year so students can see an example of excepting someone even when they’re different than us.

    20. Lara Lamb on said:

      This folktale is a good one to read to students when you are wanting to talk about not judging others and recognizing that everybody has their own past and story.

    21. Kimberly on said:

      The story has a good moral: don't tease or judge others, because you don't know what they are going through. However, the art is hard to follow and the book in general feels very outdated.

    22. Seema Rao on said:

      A poignant tale of a young man in Japan who travels long distances to make it to school told in CMYK-ish lithographs. Based on a true story.

    23. Alyssa Ricard on said:

      This is a great book for teaching acceptance among students and yourself. This is such an inspirational read.

    24. Goshen PL Childrens on said:

      Read at Storytime September 27, 2017Theme: Banned Books

    25. Makkena on said:

      I liked this book! It shows just how important teachers can be in a students life.

    26. Gianna Petrillo on said:

      1. Caldecott Honor Book- Silver 2. Grades 2-5 3. This book is about a Japanese boy who is mocked and isolated by his classmates. His teacher Mr. Isobe got to know this boy and gave him a chance to show him who he was. The boy grew out of his showed his teacher and classmates and community his crow calling which made him stand out again, but in a positive way. 4. I think students would really benefit from reading this book because I'm sure at one point in their life they felt isolated and hurt by [...]

    27. Kathy on said:

      1.Caldecott Honor Book2.K-13.This book is about a shy boy who most called weird. One day he got a teacher that took interest in him. This teacher made his classmate's view of him change from the weird boy to crow boy.4. I like this book because it has a lesson, to accept others because you don't know their personal life. It is not a long book, there is about a sentence or two for each page. The language used is very easy and informative.5. Teach others about bullying, learn about lessons books h [...]

    28. Kevin Denizard on said:

      1) Caldecott Honor2)pre-K- 2nd grade3)This captures the story of a lonely student from outcast, to well-respected charcoal seller. Crow boy owes his transformation to his carrying teacher introduced later on in the story.4. I love how the book draws on Asian culture to influence small parts of the story. I also enjoy how the art style reflects the mood of the story.5.To introduce the children to different cultures. Bring in an actually rice ball.

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