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Yugen /

by Reibstein, Mark [author.]; Young, Ed [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, [2018]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781609808655; 1609808657.Subject(s): Loss (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction | Mothers and sons -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Haiku | Children's poetry, American | Haiku, American | Fiction | Haiku | FictionSummary: Illustrations, simple text, and haiku reveal a young boy's longing and remembrance of his mother.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Yugen is the story of a boy remembering his mother, told in haiku and pictures, a book of longing and remembrance that is unequaled in its beauty and poetic simplicity. "Yugen" is not just a nickname for the main character, it is also a profound concept in Asian societies that points to the mystery and beauty of the universe and of human suffering. Yugen , the second collaboration between Caldecott-winning illustrator Ed Young and Mark Reibstein, after their award-winning 2008 debut, Wabi Sabi , beautifully captures a boy's sadness, but also his mindfulness and wonder.

"Triangle square books for young readers."

Illustrations, simple text, and haiku reveal a young boy's longing and remembrance of his mother.

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Horn Book Review

The author's note says, "'Yugen' is a Japanese term for the 'subtle and profound.'" It's also the nickname of Eugene, who longs for his Japanese mother whom he's now lost for the second time in his young life. In haunting first-person haiku (narrated by the boy) and mysterious charcoal sketches on textured backgrounds, the creators of this unusual book provide a unique experience for deep readers of various ages. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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