The Wakame Gatherers

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8.6 X 9.8 X 0.1 inches | 0.25 pounds

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About the Author

Holly Thompson has lived for more than twenty years in Kamakura, Japan, where she likes to gather wakame and observe the harvesting of cultivated wakame. Raised in New England, she studied biology at Mount Holyoke College and fiction writing at New York University. She currently teaches creative writing at Yokohama City University in Yokohama, Japan. She writes fiction and poetry for both children and adults and is Regional Advisor of the Japan chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. You can find her online at

Kazumi Wilds was born in Tokyo, Japan, and is a picture book illustrator and a creator of artist's books. She studied traditional Japanese painting at Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo and graduated from the Graduate College of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she earned her MFA in Book Arts. Over the past twenty years, she has published picture books in Japan, the US, and Singapore. Her artists' books are included in collections at eleven universities and an art museum in the US. Kazumi is currently teaching art courses at Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo.


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