Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

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Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374304102
Characteristics: 115 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Vukovic, Elizabet
Call Number: J FLORENCE, D


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

This is a great beginning chapter book for those kids who are ready for something more than Junie B Jones or Princess Posey. Jasmine is a spitfire, and kids will love her tenacity and determination.

ArapahoeMary Dec 12, 2017

Only 8, Jasmine is told she is still too young to join in the annual New Year's mochi-making celebration called Mochi-tsuki. Jasmine is determined to find a way to help, though - not by rolling the mochi balls, which is the women's job, but by pounding the mochi like the male relatives. Will she find a way to prove her strength?Young readers newer to chapter books will enjoy reading about Jasmine's tight-knit family and personal determination, as well as learning about a Japanese tradition which may be unfamiliar.


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