The Tale of the Oki Islands
A Tale from Japan
From the Series Tales of Honor
Tokoyo, a skilled diver, is devoted to her father who has been banished by the emperor. She goes in search of him and in the process kills a sea dragon, breaking an evil spell. Tokoyo and her father are reunited and return to their village. Themes: bravery, devotion.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JUV012040, JUV012020, JUV030020|
|Dimensions||6.5 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||159760|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography and Glossary|
Author: Suzanne Barchers
Suzanne I. Barchers, Ed.D., began a career in writing and publishing after fifteen years as a teacher. She has written over 100 children's books, two college textbooks, and more than 20 reader's theater and teacher resource books. She previously held editorial roles at Weekly Reader and LeapFrog and is on the PBS Kids Media Advisory Board for the next generation of children's programming. Suzanne also plays the flute professionally—and for fun—from her home in Stanford, California. Suzanne is the author of Problem Solved! Readers and can be found online at www.suzannebarchers.com.
Illustrator: Hiromitsu Yokota
Hiromitsu Yokota earned his fine arts degree from Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. His subtle digital illustrations have the appearance of traditional hand-drawn pastels. His artwork is meant to convey 'happiness, here and now.'