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Yashima, Taro.
New York : Viking Press, c1983, c1955.
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 0670249319
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Have you ever felt different from everyone else at school?  Were you ever frightened of the teacher and the other students in school?  Chibi didn't fit in at his new school in Japan…until one day when his new teacher, Mr. Isobe, came to teach sixth grade, and helped reveal his special talent. Come along with Chibi and see how his name was changed from meaning tiny boy to Crow Boy.
This is a Caldecott Honor Book.  (Gail Folden, teacher,
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Japan -- Fiction.

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