I, Doko (Hardcover)
The Tale of a Basket: The Tale of a Basket
Philomel, 9780399236259, 32pp.
Publication Date: November 4, 2004
Doko is only a simple basket. It is not only grain from the field that he carries--he has also carried his master's child, and wood for the fire. He was there when the child became a man and married. And he very nearly had to carry the grandfather away forever. Luckily, someone wise beyond their years spoke up and made it possible for Doko to carry the grandfather home again instead.
As ever, Ed Young has taken a simple fable and made it into a masterpiece of stunning illustration and expert storytelling. This beautiful and unique book celebrates the generations with great originality.
Praise For I, Doko: The Tale of a Basket: The Tale of a Basket…
“A basket recounts its role in the stages of its owner’s life....A superb rendition of a tale with universal resonance.”—The Horn Book
“The epigraph from Kung Fu Tze—“What one wishes not upon himself, one burdens not upon another”—aptly summarizes this simple parable set in Nepal. The dynamic, jewel-toned pastel, collage and gouache illustrations, bordered and flecked with gold give dignity, richness and power to a traditional Asian tale that embodies both the Golden Rule and respect for the elderly.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review