Nahoko Uehashi is one of Japan's most popular children's writers. She has won numerous awards, including the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Award. An associate professor at a Japanese university, she has a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology and studies indigenous peoples in Australia. Her books include The Beast Player and the multivolume Moribito series. She lives near Tokyo, Japan.
Nahoko Uehashi; translated by Cathy Hirano
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Elin's family has an important responsibility: caring for the fearsome water serpents that form the core of their kingdom's army. So when some of the creatures mysteriously die, Elin's mother is...