A Carp for Kimiko

By Virginia Kroll

Reading Level: Early Elementary School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing 1996

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In this story about Japan, tradition prohibits Kimiko from flying a carp flag on Children's Day like her brother, but her parents surprise her with a gift of her own.

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