About the Author and Illustrator
Sandra Moore began her writing career in the office of a US Senator and worked as a journalist focusing on children and families. She and her family live close to the National Arboretum in Washington, but her roots are in Maine, which shares with Japan a wealth of islands dotted with magnificent trees. This is her first book.
Kazumi Wilds has illustrated several children’s books, including All About Japan, Hajime in the North Woods, and The Wakame Gatherers. Like the bonsai in this story, she was born in Japan, but now lives in America, where she is enrolled in the Book Arts MFA program at the University of Iowa. To view more of Kazumi’s artwork, please visit her website at: http://wildskazumi-picturebook.jimdo.com/.