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Debbi Michiko Florence, "Jasmine Toguchi, Great Gardener"

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With more than 150,000 copies sold, this chapter book series takes Jasmine and her family to Kyoto, Japan in the eighth and final installment of Jasmine Toguchi's award-winning adventures!

Jasmine Toguchi, Great Gardener

Eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is now an expert on traveling. In Kyoto, they visit Zen gardens, the Nishiki Food Market, and the beautiful Inari Shrine.

Despite her exhaustion from sight seeing and many flights of stairs, Jasmine is still worried about leaving Japan, so Obaachan teaches her how to live in the moment. As their trip comes to an end, in true Jasmine fashion, she hatches a plan—involving vegetable seeds, a pink flamingo, and lots of love—to feel connected to her Obaachan even when she’s back in the United States.

Accompanied by drawings from Elizabet Vukovic, Debbi Michiko Florence writes a beautifully heartfelt and richly humorous conclusion to Jasmine Toguchi’s adventures in Japan.

Debbi Michiko Florence is a third-generation Japanese American and has many fond memories of sharing in her family’s traditions while growing up in California and visiting her relatives in Japan. Debbi is also the author of novels and picture books, including the Jasmine Toguchi series and Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites. She now lives in Connecticut with her husband and their many animals (but no flamingo).

Debbi Michiko Florence
Event Date: 
Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 5:00pm EDT
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RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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ISBN: 9780374389383
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 26th, 2023

Jasmine Toguchi, Bridge Builder By Debbi Michiko Florence, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374389369
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 11th, 2023

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