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Pink Paper Swans by Virginia L. Kroll

Pink Paper Swans

by Virginia L. Kroll

Other authors: Nancy L. Clouse (Illustrator)

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So, this girl living in an apartment complex (which may or may not have greenery around it - she goes down to the "shadow" to hang out, which is shown as being mostly concrete, but we're also told about the buds swelling on the trees in spring) strikes up a friendship with an older Japanese neighbor over her origami, which she eventually learns to do eventually.

It's a simple enough story, though I would've liked it to have been fleshed out a little more - all we know about Janessa is that she practices her origami a lot, and all we really know about her neighbor is that she came from Japan and is arthritic. ( )
  conuly | Sep 5, 2009 |
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Janetta, intrigued by the paper animals her neighbor Mrs. Tsujimoto makes, learns the art of origami and becomes Mrs. Tsujimoto's hands when her arthritis makes it difficult for her to continue.

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