Sora and the Cloud

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Immedium
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
10.6 X 0.4 X 8.5 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781597020275
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About the Author

Felicia Hoshino is an award winning artist. Her previous book A Place Where Sunflowers Grow won the 2007 Jane Addams Children's Book Award, 2007 International Reading Association Notable, and San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of 2006. Felicia Hoshino was born in San Francisco, California where she continues to live with her family. As a student at City College of San Francisco, she enrolled in as many art classes as she could find, from figure drawing and ceramics to illustration and graphic design. Upon deciding to make art her career, she continued her education at California College of the Arts, where she earned a BFA in Illustration. Felicia's prize-winning illustrations can now be seen in children's magazines Cricket, Spider and Ladybug and in children's books such as Little Sap and Monsieur Rodin and A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, both accepted into the Society of Illustrator's The Original Art exhibition. Her most recent book is My Dog Teny, published by Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California. In addition to creating mixed-media images for children's books and magazines, she enjoys illustrating children's portraiture, cooking with her husband and decorating the walls at home with art created by her son and daughter. Visit her website at felishino.com.

Reviews

"The classic Japanese children's song 'Tako no uta' (or 'Song of Kites') is a cheerful ode to flying. It is also one of many Japanese cultural references embedded in Sora and the Cloud, Felicia Hoshino's rich, clever and appealing book. Offering both English and Japanese text, it is itself a lovely tribute to the joys of soaring high.... It is tempting to label 'Miyazaki-like' anything appealing to children and Japanese in origin. But in this instance the analogy fits. The nameless cloud is a benign yet mysterious and uncontrollable presence as it lifts Sora, Totoro style, into the sky. There he views a skyscraper mid-construction, an amusement park, a festival of kites and other boyish marvels. Hoshino's intricate and delicate drawings deliver this parade of sightseeing pleasures in a way that is at once dreamlike and visceral." - The New York Times

"Sora and the Cloud soars in more ways than one, and is a perfect story to share with very young ones who are starting to look at the world with wonder and amazement." - Paper Tigers

"I loved the illustrations, the writing, and the translation. But the genius in this book is the way it portrays the passage of time... This is the perfect book for a Japanese-English bilingual family, anyone interested in introducing other cultures to their kids, and both Japanese and English monolingual families. I hope this will become a classic, it has all the hallmarks of an award winner." - Perogies and Gyoza