UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura
  

UFO Diary

Written by Satoshi Kitamura
Illustrated by

Synopsis

UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura

A UFO is lost in space, until it spots a strange, blue planet. Zooming in for a closer look, the UFO discovers a curious creature watching it. The two quickly become friends and explore the earth and heavens together in one unforgettable afternoon.

Reviews

The dreamlike quality of the illustrations engenders a sense of wonder. * Books for Keeps * Satoshi Kitamura has a gift for slow-pacing a story that allows for dreaming and wonder. -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian * Kitamura has a very cinematic vision as an author and illustrator. * Irish Times * 'A beautiful, quiet, respectful reminder of who we are and whence we come.

* The Horn Book * Terrific * School Librarian *

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Satoshi Kitamura
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Author's Website

www.satoshiland.com/

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2007

ISBN

9781842705919

Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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