Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

4.32 (190 ratings by Goodreads)
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It's talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But as she thinks about her strengths-tree-climbing, mochi-making, collage-none of them feel quite right to perform on stage. Jasmine's friends already have a talent: Tommy yo-yos, Daisy dances, and Linnie plays piano. Plus, Maggie Milsap (aka Miss Perfect) is saying she'll have the best talent.

When Jasmine's mom introduces her to the taiko, a traditional Japanese drum, Jasmine finally finds an activity that feels just right. But will she be good enough at taiko in time to beat Maggie Milsap?

Join Jasmine as she discovers her talent-and the difference between being the best and trying your best.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 192 x 10mm | 142g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Black-and-white illustrations
  • 0374308365
  • 9780374308360
  • 347,917

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*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*
*A Junior Library Guild Selection*
*A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner*
*A CCBC Best Book of the Year!*
*A Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Transitional Fiction!* An enjoyable offering about trying new activities and finding just the right talent that makes us feel free and strong and happy. --Kirkus
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About Debbi Michiko Florence

Debbi Michiko Florence is a third generation Japanese American, and has many fond memories of her family's traditions while growing up in California. Debbi now lives in Connecticut with her husband, their two ducks, Darcy and Lizzy, and their bunny, Aki. Visit her online at debbimichikoflorence.com

Elizabet Vukovic received her BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She specializes in children's book illustration, but enjoys experimenting with character design, concept art, fashion illustration, and decorative art. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Visit her online at elizabetvukovic.com
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Rating details

190 ratings
4.32 out of 5 stars
5 47% (89)
4 41% (77)
3 11% (21)
2 1% (1)
1 1% (2)
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