Natsumi's Song of Summer

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$17.98  $16.72
Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
8.2 X 9.9 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

ROBERT PAUL WESTON was born in Dover, England, but did most of his growing up in the small town of Georgetown, Ontario. Since then, he's also spent time living in the US, Japan, Switzerland and the UK. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and has been nominated for the Journey Prize and the Fountain Award for Speculative Fiction. He has written several novels for young readers, including Zorgamazoo, Dust City and Blues for Zoey, and Sakura's Cherry Blossoms. Natsumi's Song of Summer is his second picture book. He currently lives in London, England.

MISA SABURI was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the illustrator of a series of board books -- Rapunzel, Snow White and Cinderella -- as well as Bearnard's Book and Monster Trucks. As well, she is the illustrator of Sakura's Cherry Blossoms.


"Immersive illustrations and rich poetry urge young readers to slow down and appreciate nature." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

"The vitality of Jill and Natsumi bubbles through on every page." --CM Reviews

"A pleasant choice for a summer or insect-themed storytime." --Booklist

"Natsumi's cross-cultural friendship with Jill centers on a shared love of natural life and models openness to new experiences." --Publisher's Weekly