Katrina Goldsaito - The Sound of Silence (Corte Madera)

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 11:00am

Special Children's Event!

In The Sound of Silence, Yoshio delights in the everyday sounds of Tokyo, but when a musician tells him that her favorite sound is ma, the Japanese word for silence, Yoshio sets out to hear this sound for himself among the hustle and bustle of the city. Includes information on the Japanese concept of ma.

Katrina Goldsaito's favorite sound is the sound of bare feet on tatami mats. In Tokyo, she worked as an on-camera TV journalist and producer for NHK-World, and has written for National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, and The Japan Times. She lives near Golden Gate Park with her husband and son, and spends her days eating avocados and working on her first YA novel.

Julia Kuo's favorite sound is "kuk-kuk-kuk" (the sound an angry squirrel makes). She is the illustrator of Go, Little Green Truck and has created illustrations for American Greetings, the Cleveland Public Library, The New York Times, and Capitol Records, among many others. She works from Chicago for most of the year, and from Taipei over the winter.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
The Sound of Silence Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316203371
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

-Do you have a favorite sound?- little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, -The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.-
But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall
Where is silence?