The Boy in the Garden
Author: Allen Say
Illustrator: Allen Say
This thoughtful, quiet book is a prime example of how intertextuality works in children’s literature. It is based on a Japanese folktale about The Grateful Crane, which was read to a young boy, Jiro. The strange and magical folktale left such a deep imprint that when Jiro and his father visited the huge home of Mr. Ozu, a family friend, during the New Year, he could still hear the echoes of his Mother’s story ringing in his ears.
Publisher: Houghton Mifﬂin Books for Children (New York)
National Library Board (Singapore) Call Number: English JP SAY