About the Book
Two stories written in verse, each about a bear who has to deal with a challenge. In the first story, the challenge is insomnia, for which Alix the bear enlists the help of Santa. The second story is about the friendship that grows between a bear and the injured crow that he rescues. The charming text is complimented by illustrations in the style of etegami, a Japanese folk art that combines simple images with a few apt words on washi postcards.
Born and raised in Japan, and residing in Hokkaido, home to the Ainu, Japan's indigenous people. Professional Japanese-to-English translator and passionate Etegami artist. Published literary translations include Ainu folklore and the novels of the late, best-selling writer Miura Ayako. Creator of the "Etegami Sampler" series of themed collections of her etegami artworks. Author of A Beginner's Guide to Etegami.