Books by Mitsumasa Anno

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

The title says it all in this anthology of inspirational letters written by 23 contemporary children's-book illustrators to future artists. Read full book review >

THE MAGIC POCKET by Michio Mado
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

The Magic Pocket (32 pp.; $16.00; Nov. 1; 0-689-82137-9): Mado's second collection of poetry (The Animals, 1992) reflects with quiet intimacy children's relationship with the natural world, with lithe phrasing that is exquisitely pared down and precise. Read full book review >

ANNO'S MAGIC SEEDS by Mitsumasa Anno
NATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

A wizard gives young Jack (no doubt kin of the beanstalk Jack) two golden seeds; one feeds him for a year and the other he plants. Read full book review >

THE ANIMALS by Michio Mado
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

A first appearance in English for Michio Mado, Japan's 1990 nominee for the Andersen Award. Read full book review >

ANNO'S FACES by Mitsumasa Anno
Released: April 13, 1989

A very simple idea, requiring the child's interaction: pictures of 45 different fruits and vegetables—labeled and arranged on a white ground—plus separate, transparent Mylar strips with a choice of four simple faces (happy, sad, large, small) to superimpose on the produce. Read full book review >


The endlessly inventive Japanese illustrator amazes us yet again with his creative imagination. Read full book review >