Books by June Otani

BREATH OF THE DRAGON by Gail Giles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1997

A young village girl in Thailand is introduced to early sorrows when her father is branded a thief and shot by police. Read full book review >

CHIBI by Barbara Brenner
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

A wild mother duck lands in a pond outside a Tokyo office building; seemingly oblivious to the crowds of human observers, she raises her brood, then leads them across an eight-lane highway to a roomier body of water—the great moat in the Emperor's Imperial Gardens. Read full book review >

OH SNOW by Monica Mayper
by Monica Mayper, illustrated by June Otani
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 3-8)

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Just a few poetic words or lines on a page (``My cold skin sings/to the touch of feathery things''—or, an approaching dog: ``bound wallow bound wallow shake shake'')—along with simply drawn illustrations that capture the feel of falling snow and its aftermath with subtle gradations of color and precisely observed light—add up to an unusually evocative celebration of winter's delights. Read full book review >