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Picture Book

Format: 20,5 x 25,5 cm

48 pages

RP: 16 €

Yukie and the bear

by Alice Keller and Maki Hasegawa

Finely woven tissues, fleeting words spoken but not recorded, animal voices, the owl, a wolf, a hare, frogs, the fox, a bear. We are in an Ainu village in northern Japan.
This is the story of Yukie, an Ainu girl, young, intelligent, strong-minded and passionate who, traveling a path of languages, sounds and signs, succeeds in transcribing the spoken sounds of the Ainu people into a written language, so as to transmit and preserve the traditional stories and songs of her culture.

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