My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!



❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever! ✩ Author Rebecca Otowa – E17streets4all.co.uk PICKED AS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF BY THE ASSOCIATION OF BOOKSELLERS FOR CHILDREN This diary cum travelogue surveys aspects of traditional and modern Japanese culture from sushi and bowing how and wh PICKED AS ONE OF THE BEST books Japan Adventure: ePUB ´ OFBY THE ASSOCIATION OF booksELLERS FOR CHILDREN This diary cum travelogue surveys aspects of traditional and modern Japanese culture from sushi and bowing how and when to do it to ninjas and manga School Library Journal Ever heard of micro sushi Have you played karuta before Neither did I, until I spent four months in Japan living with a Japanese family Dan, the narrator of My Awesome Japan Adventure, My Awesome ePUB Æ is a typical American fifth grader, who spends four months with a Japanese family as an exchange student Although he initially finds it difficult to adjust, Dan is soon having fun wherever he goes and recording all of his adventures in a diary With the help of his Japanese foster brother and sister, Daisuke and Mari, Dan visits a Ninja village, tries new foods, learns brush painting, and shares the inside scoop on Japanese school life Readers Awesome Japan Adventure: ePUB ↠ of all ages will love experiencing life in Japan from a kid s point of view Dan s adventures include My First Week of School Visiting a Ninja Village Fun with Origami Practicing Aikido Making Mochi And much.My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!

Rebecca Otowa has been the chatelaine of Japan Adventure: ePUB ´ a year old farmhouse in rural Japan She left her original home in California in , and her adopted home of Australia in , to strike out in a radically new life direction She and her husband Toshiro have raised two sons and now live in a rural village near Kyoto, in a farmhouse that has been in the family since it was built in the s As My Awesome ePUB Æ well as writing and teaching English, Rebecca loves growing vegetable and roses, reading with one of her four cats pm her lap , sewing, cooking and voraciously watching English language movies Her social life is divided between local volunteer groups and the stage music, amateur theatricals and country line dancing Her happiest days are when her sons return home with their families and everyone is together again.

My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4
  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!
  • Rebecca Otowa
  • English
  • 24 July 2019
  • 4805312165

10 thoughts on “My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary about the Best 4 Months Ever!

  1. says:

    A lovely look at the Japanese culture from a child s perspective While this book is brief, it hits upon some nice specifics and provides interesting examples The words are also paired nicely with the illustrations as a type of travel journal.

  2. says:

    Love this book The colorful cover opens to a fun feast for the eyes Fifth grader Dan travels from the U.S to Japan to stay with the Murata family for four months of discovery The pages are packed with awesomely cute, detailed artwork and tidily printed journal entries where Dan describes all the interesting cultural and historical tidbits he experiences Like Amelia s Notebooks goes to Japan Food, school, harvesting rice, ninja, Shinto religion, and the art of bowing are some of the topic Love this book The colorful cover opens to a fun feast for the eyes Fifth grader Dan travels from the U.S to Japan to stay with the Murata family for four months of discovery The pages are packed with awesomely cute, detailed artwork and tidily printed journal entries where Dan describes all the interesting cultural and historical tidbits he experiences Like Amelia s Notebooks goes to Japan Food, school, harvesting rice, ninja, Shinto religion, and the art of bowing are some of the topics covered Dan s voice at times seems a little too mature for a fifth grader, but the commentary is lighthearted and amusing as Dan tells us about his cool adventures in learning Sometimes the host family members get to talk As a half Japanese in the U.S., I know a fair amount about Japan, but this book taught me a few things.My Awesome Japan Adventure would be an awesome addition to elementary school libraries or for the bookshelf of any youngster interested in Japan I may be a grownup, but I loved reading about everyday Japan from a kid s viewpoint Tako yaki Doraemon Christmas and fried chicken I have to thank the publisher for offering me a review copy I am charmed, and can t say enough how much I enjoyed the illustrations

  3. says:

    Otowa created a children s book on Japan without getting bogged down in details It also has activities to keep kids busy Highly recommend for kids between 7 and 12 or so.

  4. says:

    Originally, I borrowed this book from the library because I thought it was a true story It is a work of fiction Despite my disappointment, I still enjoyed the book I read it with my children and they are eager to visit Japan one day in the future The book is very informative from a tourists perspective I also really liked the explanation of things that the family does like harvesting rice It is interesting to know that they harvest a lot of rice but only keep 12 bags for themselves The bo Originally, I borrowed this book from the library because I thought it was a true story It is a work of fiction Despite my disappointment, I still enjoyed the book I read it with my children and they are eager to visit Japan one day in the future The book is very informative from a tourists perspective I also really liked the explanation of things that the family does like harvesting rice It is interesting to know that they harvest a lot of rice but only keep 12 bags for themselves The book is fun and cute It is a fun way to introduce Japanese culture to children

  5. says:

    This was just a really cute read For someone like me who has also lived in Japan two years , Dan s final note about I will come back is just so heartwarming or as you d say in Japanese, heartful xD Even after you leave, you still have Japan in your heart and you never stop wanting to go back.

  6. says:

    rebecca otowa nya lucu 3format buku ini benar benar kayak diary ada keterangan tanggal dan tempat dia bepergian bentuk kayak post it bergambar gitu ucul suka banget dan semakin membuat diri ini ingin membuat buku berjenis ini juga hehejepang ya,hhhhhhhhhhh

  7. says:

    It was cute and had some interesting cultural information, but it also had some terrible pronunciations of Japanese words.

  8. says:

    Great way to learn about culture and tradition in Japan with lots of activities to try

  9. says:

    This was a brief, fun, easy introduction to Japanese culture for kids interested in learningabout the country and pining to visit A short comic journal from Dan, a fictional fifth grade American kid who spends four months living with a Japanese family, it offers brief facts and background for a bunch of topics kids would find interesting, including school days, cuisine, calligraphy, manga, ninja, and holiday traditions, as well as someeducational topics like rice farming In addit This was a brief, fun, easy introduction to Japanese culture for kids interested in learningabout the country and pining to visit A short comic journal from Dan, a fictional fifth grade American kid who spends four months living with a Japanese family, it offers brief facts and background for a bunch of topics kids would find interesting, including school days, cuisine, calligraphy, manga, ninja, and holiday traditions, as well as someeducational topics like rice farming In addition, there are some hands on activities, too, such as origami and I particularly liked the recipe for onigiri rice balls that kids can make at home Still, this book would probably be most interesting to those kids who are already smitten with Japan and crave learning anything about it The art is kid like and colorful, as Dan writes little vignettes of his experiences during his four months, shared in emails home and journal entries as the seasons change and he experiencestopics.Dan and his Japanese host family, the Muratas, however, don t have much personality by themselves, Dan is just an average kid placeholder for readers to imagine themselves in his shoes There is no background revealing exactly why Dan is spending the first semester of fifth grade in Japan, for instance, only that he loved it and will be back That was my feeling upon returning from my own Japan trip myself, though of course I was not able to go back in grade school My Awesome Japan Adventure doesn t offer much in depth information on Japan, but should be helpful for any grade schoolers interested in Japanese culture and some hands on activities too

  10. says:

    Very cute and heart warming

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