In early-1900s Japan, Misuzu Kaneko grows from precocious bookworm to instantly-beloved children’s poet. But her life ends prematurely, and Misuzu’s work is forgotten. Decades later her poems are rediscovered—just in time to touch a new generation devastated by the tsunami of 2011. This picture book features Misuzu’s life story plus a trove of her poetry in English and the original Japanese.
“The wordless adventure of two children whose misdeeds are punished when they’re transformed into monkeys. In the tradition of kamishibai, or Japanese paper theater, the wordless format gives freedom to the readers to tell the story as they see it.”
Wandering through a winter forest, a lonely fox has an enchanting vision and then finds the companionship for which he has been longing
A collection of twenty poems about animals, including the peacock, giraffe, and sea cucumber in both Japanese and English text
A biography and introduction to the work of the Japanese haiku poet whose love for nature finds expression in the more than thirty poems included in this book.
Haiku and illustrations evoke 150 years of British Columbia history, from pre-contact to the present day.
Summer has arrived — and so has Koo, Stillwater’s young nephew. And when Stillwater encourages Koo, and his friends Addy, Michael and Karl to help a grouchy old neighbor in need, their efforts are rewarded in unexpected ways.
In Japan, as a provincial governor, his wife, and daughter Yuki, followed by 1,000 attendants, travel the historic Tokaido Road to the Shogun’s palace in Edo. Yuki keeps up with her lessons by writing poems describing the journey.