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Sachiko Kashiwaba

Publisher: Restless Books

Sachiko Kashiwaba is a prolific writer of children’s and young adult fantasy whose career spans more than four decades. Her works have garnered the prestigious Sankei, Shogakukan, and Noma children’s literature awards, and her novel The Marvelous Village Veiled in Mist influenced Hayao Miyazaki’s film Spirited Away. Temple Alley Summer received the 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Award, was a July/August 2021 Kids’ Indie Next Pick, and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection. She lives in Iwate Prefecture.

Sachiko Kashiwaba’s festival appearance is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto. To learn more about the Foundation and the author’s other events, visit their website.


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Sachiko Kashiwaba's Temple Alley Summer book cover
Temple Alley Summer


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