Kira-Kira

Description

kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shiningGlittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is "kira-kira" because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is "kira-kira" for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- "kira-kira" -- in the future.

Details

Author(s)
Cynthia Kadohata
Format
Hardback | 244 pages
Dimensions
127 x 188 x 23mm | 249g
Publication date
01 Dec 2006
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0756967899
ISBN13
9780756967895
Bestsellers rank
1,640,376