Sakura's Cherry Blossoms

(Author) (Illustrator)

Product Details

Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
8.1 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 0.95 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. Sakura's Cherry Blossoms is his first picture book. He currently lives in London, England.

MISA SABURI was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She makes illustrations using Photoshop, sometimes while watching soccer and silly Japanese TV shows. She illustrated the Cantata Learning Sing-Along Books series, as well as the upcoming picture book Snow White, an adaptation of the classic tale. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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PRAISE FOR Sakura's Cherry Blossoms:

"[A] heartwarming story of the ephemeral, the eternal nature of love, friendship, cherry blossoms, and stars." --starred review, Booklist

"Weston combines a look at Japanese customs, a meditation on loss, and observations on adjusting to a new country in this wistful, low-key tale." --Publishers Weekly

"Weston addresses the difficulty of moving to a new country and the loss of a loved one with warmth and compassion." --Kirkus