メニュー開閉ボタン
『Tanta no tanken』の表紙画像

Look inside

  • サンプル画像1
  • サンプル画像2
  • Ages 5 and up
  • LONG-TIME-SELLERS

Tanta no tanken

[Tanta’s Expedition]

Written by Nakagawa Rieko
Illustrated by Yamawaki Yuriko

Gakken Plus, 2021. 68 pp. ISBN 978-4-05205-4532.

Also published in: n/a

Tanno Tanta is the bravest boy in Kurinoki-machi (“Chestnut Town”). On Tanta’s fifth birthday, a white envelope arrives addressed to him. Inside the envelope, Tanta finds an “expedition map,” and immediately sets out to see what awaits him there. He buys a leather hat at the hat store, a snack at the candy store, and a telescope at the toy store before setting out on his journey.

    Tanta marches along, loudly chanting, “I am Tanno Tanta, chief of the Lion Mountain adventurers.” Before long, he meets a leopard cub. “Hey, you!” he calls out to the cub. “Are you with me?” The cub immediately answers, “I am,” and introduces himself as Baribari Barihi. He was actually the one who sent Tanta the map, wanting to make friends with the boy.

    Soon becoming fast friends, Tanta and Barihi enter a dense, dark jungle. Chanting “Now for a jungle expedition. It’s not scary, because we’re not alone,” they make their way through the trees to arrive at . . . Barihi’s house!

    The reader of this book all but becomes Tanta, examining the map, making preparations, and striding through the jungle with Barihi. Children are sure to love every moment of Tanta’s excitement-filled fifth birthday. Each page has vividly colored illustrations by Yamawaki Yuriko, enriching and broaden the world of the story and further feeding the reader’s imagination. The map on the flyleaf is also essential. Followed by sequel Tanta no tantei [Tanta’s Investigation]. (SJ)
『Tanta no tanken』の表紙画像

Look inside

  • サンプル画像1
  • サンプル画像2

Nakagawa Rieko

Born in Hokkaidō Prefecture in 1935. Wrote and published books while working at a nursery school. Has won numerous awards, including the Health and Welfare Minister’s Award, the NHK Children’s Literature Encouragement Award, the Mainichi Publishing Culture Award, and the Kikuchi Kan Prize. Her children’s stories include Iya iya en [No-No Nursery School], Momoiro no kirin [The Pink Giraffe], and Kaeru no Eruta [Elta the Frog]. Her picture books include Guri to Gura [trans. Guri and Gura], Sorairo no tane [trans. The Blue Seed], and Ohayō [Good Morning], each illustrated by Yamawaki Yuriko.

Yamawaki Yuriko

Born in Tokyo in 1941. Her original surname is Ōmura. Starting from illustrations for Iya iya en [No-No Nursery School], she has worked as a team with writer Nakagawa Rieko, her older sister, on many books. Her picture books include Guri to Gura [trans. Guri and Gura] and Sorairo no tane [trans. The Blue Seed], both written by Nakagawa Rieko, Watashi no ouchi [My House] written by Kanzawa Toshiko, and Neko-dokei [The Cat Clock] written by Kishida Eriko. Books she has illustrated include Iya iya en [No-No Nursery School] and Kaeru no Eruta [Elta the Frog], both written by Nakagawa Rieko.

Translation rights inquiries

Gakken Plus Co., Ltd.
(attn. Miyata Tomoka)
Email: t.miyata@gakken.co.jp
(When sending an e-mail, please enter a half-width character "@" instead of a full-width character "@.")

スクロールトップボタン