You can now place requests for physical library materials on this website. Be advised that items recently returned to the library may continue to appear on your account for a few days. For the safety of library customers and staff, returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 96 hours before they are checked in. Please contact your local library for hold pickup instructions, or to ask any questions about returned items.

Golden threads

by Del Rizzo, Suzanne,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library New Book J PB DELRI
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  New Book
Call Number  J PB DELRI
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j NEW PICT BK DEL RIZZO
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Fiction ADVANCED PICTURE DEL RIZZ
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
On Order (2)
Location Collection Status
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books IN PROCESSING
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books IN PROCESSING
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
When a storm sweeps Emi's beloved stuffed fox away from their mountain home, he ends up tattered and alone on a distant shore. A kind old man finds the fox and gives it to his granddaughter, Kiko. As she recovers from an injury of her own, Kiko mends the fox lovingly with golden thread.

As the seasons pass, Kiko cares for the fox as her own. But after discovering his origins, she sets out, with her grandfather's help, to bring the fox back to its original home. Once together, Emi and Kiko piece together the fox's journey and find delight in their newly forged connections.

Golden Threads is inspired by the Japanese art form of kintsugi , or golden joinery, where broken pottery is repaired with resin painted gold. Kintsugi values repairing, rather than replacing, believing that the cracks give the broken item its story. This book is also a warm celebration of wabi-sabi , the Japanese idea that there is beauty in things that may be incomplete or imperfect.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Emi and her stuffed fox live high on a mountain in Japan, under a glorious ginkgo tree. After the first golden leaf of autumn falls, Emi saves it in the fox's pocket. When a violent storm snatches the fox away, head over paw, to land far from home, bedraggled and forlorn, he is rescued by Kiko, who is blind. Using her senses of touch and smell, she repairs the fox, mending its fur with tiny golden stitches. The seasons pass. The following autumn, golden leaves from a faraway ginkgo tree make a path across the lake, so Kiko and her ojiisan row across the lake, following the glimmering trail of leaves to arrive at Emi's home. The two girls sip warm kukicha twig tea while the happy fox says: "My stitched stuffed chest was like a seedpod filled full to the brim. Grateful. Restored. Loved." Three-dimensional collage illustrations using paper, fabric, and surfaces replicate the beautiful Japanese form of kintsugi (the art of repairing broken pieces with gold alloy) and the ancient philosophy of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in things that are imperfect and incomplete), encouraging artists to repair rather than replace. An inspiring cross-cultural message showing that our experiences make us stronger."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Stuffed animals (Toys) -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandparent and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Resilience (Personality trait) -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Toronto :2020
Contributors Sato, Miki, 1987- illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781771473606
Other Classic View