I, Doko

I, Doko

The Tale of A Basket

Book - 2004
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A Nepalese basket tells the story of its use through three generations of a family. Doko is only a simple basket. It is not only grain from the field that he carries--he has also carried his master's child, and wood for the fire. He was there when the child became a man and married. And he very nearly had to carry the grandfather away forever. Luckily, someone wise beyond their years spoke up and made it possible for Doko to carry the grandfather home again instead. As ever, Ed Young has taken a simple fable and made it into a masterpiece of stunning illustration and expert storytelling. This beautiful and unique book celebrates the generations with great originality.
Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780399236259
0399236252
Branch Call Number: J 398.2095 YOUNG
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.

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Sep 26, 2011

I was read a story similar to the end of the book's story by a pastor. It's interesting how the doko is personified, since it refers to itself as "I" in the text.

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