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Friedman, Ina R.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1984
IL K-3, RL 3.5
ISBN 0395353793
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"In our house some days we eat with chopsticks and some days we eat with knifes and forks.  For me it's natural."  A young girl tells the story of how her mother, a Japanese schoolgirl, and her father, an American sailor, met and dealt with one of their cultural differences.  After her parents met they did not want to eat dinner together, because John, her father, did not know how to use chopsticks and her mother, Ayko, did not know how to eat with a fork or knife.   (Tamara Rehberg,, teacher)
SUBJECTS:     Japan -- Fiction.
                        Tableware -- Fiction.
                        Manners and customs -- Fiction.

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