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field sing-a-long

A Field Sing-A-Long (Dowa-ya) is a collection of short free-verse poems translated by William I. Elliott and Nishihara Katsumasa from Naoko Kudō’s Japanese originals. Naoko’s poems are set in a natural community called “Field Village.” Various creatures or elements of the habitat—personified with human names such as “Yoshio Rivercrab” and “Futago Rabbit”—act as “poets,” offering […]

Komm, süßer Tod

Duck-Death-Tulip

Picture books about death typically involve wrinkly grandmas or unfortunate pets, rehashed platitudes and sensitive toddlers smiling up to the stars. Not so in Wolf Erlbruch’s Duck, Death and the Tulip (Gecko Press, September), just published in English for the first time. Wolf Erlbruch has won many awards—including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006—for […]