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Kitchen Summary
Banana Yoshimoto

Everything you need to understand or teach Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto.

  • Kitchen Summary & Study Guide
  • 6 Literature Criticism
  • ...and more
  • 30 Kitchen Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Kitchen Summary


Kitchen is the title of a novella by Mahoko ("Banana") Yoshimoto, and it is also the name of the book containing that novella along with the novella Moonlight Shadow. When the book was published in Japan in 1988, it was an immediate success, propelling its author to a superstar status in the literary world that she has managed to maintain since then, due in part to her tremendous output, averaging a book a year. With the English release of Kitchen in 1992, her U.S. publisher gambled a fortune on pre-publication publicity, having posters of the author plastered on walls in major American cities. The book went on to be a major best-seller and "Banana-mania" eventually spread across the globe. Yoshimoto's fans tend to be fanatical in their ardor, exchanging testimonials and gossip about the author on the Internet and anxiously speculating about which novel will be the next one translated...

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Study Pack

The Kitchen Study Pack contains about 79 pages of study material in 8 products, including:

Kitchen Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

Kitchen Lesson Plans contain 96 pages of teaching material, including:

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