A warm, gorgeous exploration of a little girl's experience immigrating to a new country and missing her home and her grandmother, who still lives far away. Sakura's Cherry Blossoms captures the beauty of the healing power of friendship through Weston's Japanese poetry-inspired text and Saburi's breathtaking illustrations.
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 has illustrated Monster Trucks (Henry Holt) and Snow White (Little Simon) and the upcoming Bearnard's Book (Henry Holt). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
February 20, 2018
Hardcover: 40 pages
Reading age: 3 - 7 years
Grade level: Preschool - 2