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The Mochi Makers

By Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson

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Product Details

Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books

Publication: March 19, 2024

ISBN13: 9781665931540

Lengh: 40 pages​


A girl and her grandmother spend the day making mochi together in this gentle and joyous “storytelling treat” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) celebrating family, tradition, and the memories that matter most.

Emi and Obaachan are making mochi. It’s a recipe that’s been passed down for generations. Obaachan brought it with her when she first came to America from Japan and now, Emi is about to become her family’s newest mochi maker!

Kirkus Starred Review

“Each step of this tasty story glows with joy and kindness, punctuated by rich sensory language.... A storytelling treat to be savored among family.”

- Kirkus Reviews

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Behind the Book: The Bright Agency Blog

The inspiration and process behind creating THE MOCHI MAKERS

“The Mochi Makers is an incredibly heart-warming and personal book about the importance of family, tradition, and remembering those who came before us.”

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Asian Stories Library

The Mochi Makers is an extraordinary debut, expertly blending storytelling and visual artistry. This heartfelt exploration of family, love, and tradition, accompanied by a touchingly personal connection, cements the book as a standout release."

- Asian Stories Library

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