Books by Nankichi Niimi

GON, THE LITTLE FOX by Nankichi Niimi
Released: May 1, 2015

"The startling and violent ending may make it difficult to find an audience, but it is a valuable introduction to a non-Western storytelling aesthetic. (Picture book. 7-10)"
An animal tale from the "Hans Christian Andersen of Japan" is now published in an English edition. Read full book review >
BUYING MITTENS by Nankichi Niimi
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"Although the art can't compensate for the text, the jacket painting holds the promise of luminous illustrations within, with a glowing white fox against of soft pearl-gray landscape. (Picture book. 5-7)"
First published in 1988 in Japan, this tale does not survive its translation. Read full book review >