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“Mourning their father, who died in a war that also left their home in ruins, Taichi and his sister Yumiko decide to help an old man who is wrapping a damaged cherry tree in straw mats as protection against the cold, in the hope that the tree will bloom… The story is minimal, but the images compelling… His colours are lush but tender, his stylised creatures beautifully integrated into the designs… his snow both decorative yet evocative, while the tree in full bloom radiates pure joy.”

Kirkus Reviews