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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Dragon Boy, Hero! : Taro Nakagawa's Australia Diary
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    y separately published work icon Japan Diary Trudy White , Carlton : Curriculum Corporation , 2005 Z1810809 2005 single work diary children's fiction children's 'Japan Diary presents two diaries from exchange students in Japan and Australia. Amy writes about her experiences in Japan in 'My Double Summer' from the time when she applies for an exchange until her departure after six months staying in Japan with the Nakagawa family. At the same time, Taro Nakagawa stays in Australia with Amy's family and records his experiences and thoughts in his diary 'Dragon Boy, Hero!'

    The two perspectives presented by Amy and Taro provide a fascinating insight into two very different cultures. Both highlight not only the unique qualities of each culture, but also the fact that we all share very similar needs and social interactions. Trudy White has successfully captured the voices of these two teenage students as they learn to cope in a foreign land, struggle with the language, different traditions and expectations, and also learn the value of friendship, trust and openness.

    The simple and effective illustrations by the author add significant detail to the text, as well as reflecting the views and experiences of the two students. This book will engage young teenagers as they relate to the dilemmas and challenges faced by Amy and Taro. It also provides an interesting exploration of Australian and Japanese cultures from alternative perspectives.' (Publisher's blurb)
    Carlton : Curriculum Corporation , 2005
    pg. 1-71
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