Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper (Paperback)

By Debbi Michiko Florence, Elizabet Vukovic (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374308377, 128pp.

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

List Price: 5.99*
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Description

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*

Jasmine's best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends Jasmine a daruma doll as a surprise gift, Jasmine colors in one doll eye and wishes for a flamingo to keep.

Next, Jasmine tries to convince her parents that she’s responsible enough for a pet. She cleans her room, brushes her teeth, takes out the trash, and, most importantly, researches everything she can about flamingos. But soon it becomes clear that her wish may never come true! Will Jasmine's daruma doll ever get its second eye? Luckily her big sister, Sophie, has a surprise planned that fulfills Jasmine’s wish beyond her wildest dreams.

Debbi Michiko Florence is at her best in Jamine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper, a sweet, special story of sisterhood and new responsibilities, with illustrations by Elizabet Vukovic!



About the Author

Debbi Michiko Florence is the author of the nonfiction books for children in the Kaleidoscope Kids Series, China and Japan. She is a third generation Japanese American, and many of her ideas for the Jasmine Toguchi series come from family experiences. Debbi lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two ducks, Darcy and Lizzie. Jasmine Toguchi is her fiction debut.

Elizabet Vukovic received her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. She specializes in children's book illustration, but enjoys experimenting with character design, concept art, fashion illustration, and decorative art. She currently resides in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She illustrates the Jasmine Toguchi series, including Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen and Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth.


Praise For Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*