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Dolls of Hope #2020

Dolls of Hope When eleven year old Chiyo Tamura is sent from her home in a small Japanese mountain village to a girls school in the city of Tsuchiura she never imagines that she will soon be in Tokyo helping to we

  • Title: Dolls of Hope
  • Author: Shirley Parenteau
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  • Page: 140
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dolls of Hope By Shirley Parenteau, When eleven year old Chiyo Tamura is sent from her home in a small Japanese mountain village to a girls school in the city of Tsuchiura, she never imagines that she will soon be in Tokyo helping to welcome than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school Nor could she dream that she d have an important role in the crWhen eleven year old Chiyo Tamura is sent from her home in a small Japanese mountain village to a girls school in the city of Tsuchiura, she never imagines that she will soon be in Tokyo helping to welcome than twelve thousand Friendship Dolls from America including Emily Grace, a gift to her own school Nor could she dream that she d have an important role in the crafting of Miss Tokyo, one of fifty eight Japanese dolls to be sent to America in return But when an excited Chiyo is asked to be Emily Grace s official protector, one jealous classmate will stop at nothing to see her fail How can Chiyo reveal the truth and restore her own good name In another heartwarming historical novel, the author of Ship of Dolls revisits the 1926 Friendship Doll exchange, in which teacher missionary Sidney Gulick organized American children to send thousands of dolls to Japan in hopes of avoiding a future war.

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    1. Chiyo Tamura is a farmer s daughter from the hills of Japan She s incensed that an old man wants to marry her beloved older sister and her parents won t do anything to stop it When Chiyo meets her potential future brother in law, she is surprised by his kindness She is ashamed of her feelings and vows to bring honor to her family That s not so easy to do when her brother in law sends her far away to school in Tsuchiura, where wealthy girls who are daughters of important men go She s told to mode [...]

    2. I loved this book I was surprised to see how involved I got into the story I couldn t put it down I was fascinated by Chiyo and the choices she made and to see how she d reacted to the situations that were put before her I loved how she sought to to do the right thing even when circumstances were against her I loved her adventurous and spirited heart I loved her good and kind heart I think the author did a wonderful job showing the reader the struggle and pull between traditional Japan and how f [...]

    3. The author of this book does a wonderful job of introducing many of the customs and words of Japan in the book, Dolls of Hope The characters are well defined and there is excitement, mystery, sadness, happiness, and well, let s not spoil the story, shall we Definitely a recommended read for anyone interested in Japan, Japan s early history before the world war when there were still shogun, or, of course, dolls.

    4. Parenteau continues the story of the Friendship Dolls by taking the adventure to Japan.Eleven year old Chiyo Tamura leaves her small mountain village to attend an exclusive private school in the city of Tsuchiura.Once there, Chiyo learns that her school will recieve one of the Friendship Dolls from America Emily Grace.Parenteau provides a child s prespective of Japanese culture and how in 1927 some thingswere changing for women.After the conclusion of the story, Parenteau includes a glossary tha [...]

    5. In this sequel to Ship of Dolls, we go to Japan, where young Chiyo is very concerned about her older sister going into an arranged marriage in the 1920s Chiyo is not very ladylike, and barges in on the meeting between her sister, parents, and the prospective groom She is afraid she has ruined her sister s chances to marry a wealthy man who will take care of her, but Yamada Nori is both wealthy and kind He arranges for Chiyo to attend a school in the city, so she can meet Hoshi, a general s daugh [...]

    6. When eleven year old Chiyo disrupts her sister s marriage meeting with the wealthy husband to be Yamada Nor, her family is disgraced Sent away to a girls school in Tsuchiura, Chiyo is charged with learning proper behavior and modeling herself after the daughter of a general Suddenly taken from her small, poor mountain village and thrust into a school filled with wealthy students, Chiyo desperately misses her family and struggles to fit in To make matters worse the general s daughter, for whom sh [...]

    7. I always appreciate discovering well written historical fiction suitable for upper primary students, like this companion to the author s Ship of Dolls August 2014 , as it is a genre that seems often reluctantly approached by young readers However, I have noticed that once a young reader has found a title they enjoyed, not only are they interested in reading books of this genre but also in finding out about the time in history the novel is set in This novel is set in Japan of the 1920s as a lar [...]

    8. In this companion book to Ship of Dolls, the Friendship Dolls have now arrived in Japan and girls from schools all over Japan are going to a welcoming ceremony in Tokyo One of those girls is Tamura Chiyo, who recently left her small family farm to attend a boarding school nearby Her older sister is engaged to a wealthy farmer, and he sends her to the school to learn the proper ways to behave While there are some of the familiar themes of poor girl at a boarding school being picked on by the quee [...]

    9. This delightful book is a charming example of the kind of goodwill that can be engendered by simply getting to know what you have in common with another culture In 1926, Dr Sidney Gulick, a missionary, began the Friendship Dolls project In an effort to cool tensions and avert the coming war, the group arranged for an exchange of dolls between the children of Japan and the USA Of course, the project did not stop the war, but the it lives on and still engenders goodwill.The story follows a country [...]

    10. Chiyo is sent to a school to learn to be a traditional Japanese girl There she becomes part of an international effort to trade dolls between the U.S and Japan to prevent future war Unfortunately it is 1927 and we all know how that worked out But the story is good and the introduction of the historical events during that time take nothing away from the story to show how much people from different cultures especially children have in common There was an earlier book that dealt with this topic fro [...]

    11. This is a partner book to Ship of Dolls that I haven t read about the time when the USA and Japan exchanged dolls in an act of friendship 1927 Story includes the history of this event, combined with the life of a girl from a small family farm attending a girl s school where most students come from upper class families The friendships, interactions, prejudices, bullying, struggles and school administration issues are all well described and make you root for Chiyo through the entire book Good for [...]

    12. This novel and the author s previous book, Ship of Dolls, are based on the real life Friendship Doll project, an effort made in the 20s to create friendly relations between America and Japan through an exchange of dolls between children Dolls of Hope is set in Japan, where a country girl is struggling to fit in at a city school Circumstances lead to her involvement in the doll exchange, and to difficulties with a jealous classmate It s a sweet and hopeful offering for younger readers.

    13. Historical fiction based on the Friendship dolls which were sent by American school children to schools in Japan Fascinating insight into rural Japan and a look at the issue of bullying is included also.

    14. Enjoyable read with suspense, jealousy, revenge, friendship, family, honor, and history.Great companion to Friendship Doll by Kirby Larsen.

    15. Chiyo is chosen to help welcome 12,000 American Friendship Dolls to Japan and because of her courage she helps design the Miss Tokyo doll that will go to the US.

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