The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars

Jean Merrill / Feb 22, 2020

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars Izumi s parents are embarrassed that their daughter is known as the Girl Who Loves Caterpillars but Izumi doesn t care She finds worms toads and especially caterpillars much fascinating than the ho

  • Title: The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars
  • Author: Jean Merrill
  • ISBN: 9780698113930
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • Izumi s parents are embarrassed that their daughter is known as the Girl Who Loves Caterpillars, but Izumi doesn t care She finds worms, toads, and especially caterpillars much fascinating than the hobbies of the refined ladies in the Emperor s court.

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    1. The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars is an awesome story that carries many lessons about being oneself and I am sure to use it in the classroom when I am a teacher. I related a lot to this story because there have been many times in my life where I have felt like an outsider or felt like people might be talking about me. Izumi is a young girl who is very interested in caterpillars and many other insects that most people would not take in as friends. Although she is the talk of the town for being so u [...]

    2. The girl who loved caterpillars is high born, but considered strange by others because of her interest in caterpillars and other creepy-crawlies. She neglects her appearance (doesn't conform to normal standards of beauty by plucking her eyebrows or blackening her teeth), spends all of her time with boys in the neighborhood (they bring her new specimens for her collection), and doesn't behave as a young lady should. Despite her strange behavior, several young men are taken with her and send her g [...]

    3. I loved this story. The culture was explained and detailed nicely. The story was smart and enjoyable. And the illustrations were beautiful. I wonder what would have happened to the caterpillar girl If the second chapter had not been lost.

    4. Personal Reaction: I think this is the first Japanese inspired book I’ve read and I liked it, especially the pictures. It is a powerful story in how it captures the strength of a young girl who does things according to her own rules. I could relate to this story because there were many times in my childhood when I had a particular interest in caterpillars. I would search and search for them and spend hours watching them and creating little habitats for them. Purposes/Use in Classroomread aloud [...]

    5. According to the Afterword, this story was originally written in the twelfth century (Heian Period). It is a beautiful tale and although the characters, fashion, and customs are obviously from long ago, the story is alive and fresh. The illustrations are amazing and the poetry within the letters sent by Izumi and the others in the story are witty and creative. I love that Izumi is not afraid to be herself and is not forced to conform to her society's standards for beauty - it's a wonderful examp [...]

    6. Review: This story is about a girl who lives in Japan during the twelfth century. She is unlike the other traditional women in Japan. The “beautiful” women would pluck their eyebrows very thin and blacken their teeth. She however did not find this beautiful and refused to follow what the other women were doing. She instead let her eyebrows grow bushy and she also enjoyed things such as caterpillars and other insects. No matter what others thought, she chose to stay true to herself. Write an [...]

    7. I usually love the aesthetic of picture books with Asian themed iconography. This one didn't excite the senses as they usually do. A very odd story line as well. An adaptation of a 12th century Japanese story about the odd daughter of an important court official. Izumi is fascinated with caterpillars, she refuses to pluck her eyebrows so that they look like caterpillars on her face. She is noncomformist, she doesn' want to blacken her teeth (apparently fashionable in 12th century Japan), she wan [...]

    8. Interesting book. The artwork was beautiful. It wasn't crisp and clear, but almost pixelated; it added to the feeling that the story is set in far-away China. It had a good message about not always conforming to society around you but rather learning to be true to yourself and what you know to be right for you. The ending left me feeling a little unsettled because there was no closure and I like closure! Because the end is not definitive it creates an opportunity for children to use their imagin [...]

    9. With the true author of this story unknown, it is believed to have been written in the 12th century, possibly part of a longer documentation on Japanese court life. Izumi is an unconventional girl that loves caterpillars and all kinds of other creepy crawlies, which has her at the center of gossip in the community and admired by low-standing boys and noblemen. The illustrations are soft and enjoyable, but I like the message more than anything, expressing to a reader that one does not have to fol [...]

    10. This book had gorgeous oil pastel pictures that extended onto almost both pages and makes for a great read aloud. Though the theme of a self empowered girl makes this book beneficial for older readers and the Japanese culture aspect of this book makes it great for an introduction of cultures. This was a super versatile read making ideal ages run for 3-12.

    11. Really loved the essence of this story and the unconventional (at least by Western standards) ending, but telling felt somewhat disjointed to me. Perhaps a result of translation? Regardless, I would recommend it is great to see an early (twelfth century) story of a girl who is a scientist and does not care for either outward appearance or men.

    12. I think this is an interesting book about a girl who loves caterpillars. Her parent donot like that she is know as this girl, but she doesn;t care and is just being herself. I think this would be a great book to read to students to show them that no mattter what you like, it makes you unique and there is nothing wrong with that. I think you should read this book to 3rd grade.

    13. Based on a 12th century Japanese feminist, the girl who loved caterpillars was told with honesty and boldness. The girl is told that she must blacken her teeth, and pluck her eyebrows in order to attract a suitable mate. She also is quick, witty, clever and independent.

    14. Strong female character who does her own thing in in spite of strong traditional constrictions. I wish there were more stories out there like this for girls (and boys) to read.

    15. Intriguing. Based on ancient text, possible was a real person, she is an inspiration for young girls to be true to themselves.

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