Temple Alley Summer
Upon seeing a ghostly figure slip out of his home, Kazu grows convinced it’s connected to an ancient temple and the sudden appearance of a mysterious new classmate.
- Fiction, Fantasy
- Mildred L. Batchelder Award 2022 (Medal Winner), Notable Children's Books 2022
- Age: Middle
- Format: Book
- ISBN: 9781632063038
Published by Yonder: Restless Books for Young Readers. Originally published in Japanese in 2011 as “Kimyōji Yokochō no Natsu."
From the 2022 award press release: The book tells the story of Kazu, who days before the beginning of summer vacation discovers a ghostly figure in a white kimono slipping out of his home. Kazu is driven to discover the secret of the sudden appearance of a new classmate who looks remarkably like this ghostly entity.
“Strong characterization, rich cultural details, and a clever nested story within a story format make this book a compelling and suspenseful read,” said Batchelder Award Committee Chair Dr. Marie A. LeJeune.