Search Results: "Kazumi Daido"


BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE GOODNIGHT by Kazumi Daido
illustrated by Kazumi Daido, developed by Harry's Collar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"It's not a perfect story, and some will find the text ('The shadow at far is a giant / Bigger than the pines') too ephemeral, but the app sets a peculiar mood that is tough to shake. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 6-12)"
A child travels through a series of watercolor dreamscapes in a strikingly off-kilter stream-of-consciousness story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPRING TONE by Kazumi Yumoto
Released: April 19, 1999

"The book's frequently shifting scenes reflect the confusion of young adolescence; from this disorientation Yumoto pieces together element after element, which eventually resolve into a portrait of hope. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In lyrical scenes, Yumoto (The Friends, 1996) traces the transformation of a Japanese girl to young womanhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LETTERS by Kazumi Yumoto
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 13, 2002

"Such an adult sensibility, combined with a story about a young child, may limit the teenage audience, but for those readers who appreciate evocative writing that explores psychological questions, this quiet novel will be satisfying indeed. (Fiction. 13+)"
In this lyrical tale translated from Japanese, a 28-year-old woman looks back on the year after her father's death, when she was six and seven. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDS by Kazumi Yumoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 1996

"This is an offbeat and unsentimental coming-of-age story—a Japanese Stand By Me—about friends fascinated by death, who end up learning about life. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this graceful first novel, the funeral of one boy's grandmother excites a curiosity about death in three Japanese schoolboys: fatherless Kawabe, jiggling with nervous energy; pudgy, soft-hearted Yamashita; and the narrator, Kiyama. Read full book review >