Tea With Milk

Tea With Milk

Paperback (04 May 2009)

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Synopsis

At home in San Francisco, May speaks Japanese and the family eats rice and miso soup and drinks green tea. When she visits her friends' homes, she eats fried chicken and spaghetti. May plans someday to go to college and live in an apartment of her own. But when her family moves back to Japan, she soon feels lost and homesick for America. In Japan everyone calls her by her Japanese name, Masako. She has to wear kimonos and sit on the floor. Poor May is sure that she will never feel at home in this country. Eventually May is expected to marry and a matchmaker is hired. Outraged at the thought, May sets out to find her own way in the big city of Osaka. With elegant watercolors reminiscent of Grandfather's Journey, Allen Say has created a moving tribute to his parents and their path to discovering where home really is. The accompanying story of his mother and her journey as a young woman is heartfelt. Tea with Milk vividly portrays and effectively captures the graceful formality of Japan.

Book information

ISBN: 9780547237473
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 170g
Height: 272mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 3mm