Books by Yan Nascimbene

EIGHT DOLPHINS OF KATRINA by Janet Wyman Coleman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"During a time of so much destruction, these eight dolphins became a symbol—they banded together and found their way home, just like the human residents of the Gulf Coast. (sources) (Informational picture book. 6-9) "
A spark of hope in the wake of a devastating natural disaster. Read full book review >
CROUCHING TIGER by Ying Chang Compestine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A celebration of family and Chinese New Year along with a simple introduction to Wudang martial arts, especially tai chi—and to the idea that strength can be gentle. (Picture book. 5-9)
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Discipline and warmth bring a child and his Chinese grandfather closer together. Read full book review >
FIRST GRADE JITTERS by Robert Quackenbush
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Nascimbene places Tintin-esque characters against gorgeous, Japanese print-inspired backgrounds in a muted palette, the delicate lines and flat perspectives providing a soothing environment to calm jitters of all kinds. (Picture book. 5-7)"
"School doesn't worry me," confides this little boy. Read full book review >
YUKI AND THE ONE THOUSAND CARRIERS by Gloria Whelan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"An excellent introduction to the art of haiku and the world of old Japan. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Yuki's father, a provincial governor, has been summoned from Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Read full book review >
HACHIKO by Pamela S. Turner
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2004

"An interesting two-page author's note provides additional background on Hachiko's story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hachiko was a real dog who lived in Tokyo from 1923 to 1935. Read full book review >
OCEAN DEEP by Yan Nascimbene
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The typeface, though attractive, is a small size that makes this better for read-aloud sessions than reading alone; the story, long for a picture book, but deeply felt, is ripe for the interpretation of children. (Picture book. 7-11)"
A child's feelings of loneliness and isolation are eventually replaced with a longing for adventure in a mysterious book from Nascimbene (A Day in September, 1995, not reviewed). Read full book review >