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I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket by Ed Young [in AsianWeek]

I DokoA haunting, lovingly illustrated story, told from the point of view of a basket that serves three generations of a Nepali family. As the basket’s frail, aged owner is about to be left on the temple steps by his unthinking son, that unthinking man’s own young son demands that his father bring back the basket so that he will not have to buy a new one when he, too, will carry his father in old age back to the same temple to be abandoned. Thank goodness for the wisdom (and magnanimous spirit) of youth …

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, December 3, 2004

Readers: Children

Published: 2004


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