The Origami Master (Hardcover)

By Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, Aki Sogabe (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807561348, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/15/2013)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“This is a beautiful story about the true meaning of friendship. Aki Sogabe's illustrations are strikingly beautiful and truly enhance the simple yet poignant text. Another plus is that the book contains directions for creating the origami bird featured in the story!”
— Carmen Slaughter, Yawn's Books & More, Canton, GA
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Shima the Origami Master lives on a mountain in Japan. One morning Shima finds a marvelous new paper elephant on his desk. Where could it have come from? When he discovers who the mysterious artist is, he learns a surprising lesson about friendship. Full color.