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9 books by the "mother" of Japanese-American children's literature  

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Nine Books by Yoshiko Uchida, credited with "single-handedly" creating the genre of Japanese-American children's literature

Uchida, Yoshiko

Various places

Various publishers

Various dates


Includes the first five of her thirty published books. two with her own illustrations. Four are inscribed.

Born in Callifornia, after graduation from UC Berkeley and her release from wartime internment at the Topaz camp in Utah, at 26, Uchida began writing the books which were the foundation of Japanese-American children’s literature.  


  • The Dancing Kettle and Other Japanese Folk Tales, Retold by Yoshiko Uchida (1949) Later Edition. Illustrated by Richard C. Jones, who has inscribed the copy in English  and Korean with an original drawing of a rabbit holding an umbrella.
  • The author’s first book; New Friends For Susan (1951) First Edition. Pictorial Dust Jacket.
  • Illustrated by noted Issei artist Henry Sugimoto; The Magic Listening Cap, More Folk Tales From Japan (1955) First Edition.
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket, Illustrated by Uchida.; Takao and Grandfather’s Sword (1958) First Edition.
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket; The Full Circle (1957)
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket (repaired with non-archival tape). Illustrated by Uchida; Rokubei and The Thousand Rice Bowls (1962)
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket, Inscribed by Uchida; The Forever Christmas Tree (1963)
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket. Inscribed by Uchida; The Sea of Gold and Other Tales from Japan. Adapted by Uchida (1965)
  • Pictorial Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Marianne Yamaguchi. Inscribed by Uchida; Samurai of Gold Hill. (1972)
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Wear to extremities of dust jackets; very good.

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