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Say, Allen 
TREE OF CRANES 
New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.
IL K-3        RL 2.6
ISBN 039552024X
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Have you ever disobeyed your mother because you really wanted to do something even thought she has told you not to? How did you feel after you disobeyed? Guilty perhaps? The young boy in this book disobeyed his mother and ends up feeling very guilty. He thought that his mother would be upset with him for disobeying. The young boy in the story goes outside in the cold to look at his neighborâ€ôs pond filled with brightly colored carp and catches a chill. Once back inside he finds his mother making paper cranes but is quickly sent to bed when his mother notices he is hot all over. With each event that happens in the story the boy thinks that he is in trouble and that his mother is very upset with him.  The young boy soon realizes that his mother has something very special to share with him. This is a wonderful story about a mother who shares a tradition with her young son that she enjoyed as a young girl.  Read the story Tree of Cranes to find out, What special day is celebrated? How the paper cranes are used? and Find out what big surprise the boy wakes up to in the morning?  (Jennifer Cameron,  cameronj@coyote.csusb.edu, teacher)
SUBJECTS:     Christmas -- Fiction.
                        Mothers -- Fiction.
                        Japan -- Fiction.

 
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