What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What
I Did Last Week, Featuring Hanmin Kim & Genjirou Mita

h1 August 14th, 2015 by jules


“The leopard ran with loud, heavy steps.
— From Hanmin Kim’s
Tiptoe Tapirs


Cover art from Nankichi Niimi’s Gon, The Little Fox,
illustrated by Genjirou Mita

(Click to enlarge)


This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got a graphic novel round-up. That link is here.

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Today I’ve got some art from the two Asian imports I wrote about here last week — Hanmin Kim’s Tiptoe Tapirs, originally published in Korea but coming to shelves in October from Holiday House, as well as Nankichi Niimi’s Gon, The Little Fox (Museyon, May 2015), illustrated by Genjirou Mita and originally published in 1969.



From Tiptoe Tapirs:


“The leopard ran with loud, heavy steps. THUD, THUD, THUD.
Tapir ran with soft, silent steps. Hush, hush, hush.”

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(Click to enlarge spread)



From Gon, The Little Fox:



“This is a story I heard in my childhood.
It was told to me by an old man named Mohei who lived in my village …”


“… Then, he saw a human doing something in the middle of the stream.
Gon hid in the deep part of the grass
and quietly snuck up to look.”


“… The eel made a squeaking sound and coiled around Gon’s neck. …”


“About ten days went by. While Gon was passing behind the house of a farmer called Yasuke, he saw Yasuke’s wife blackening her teeth in the shadow of a fig tree.”


“…’Who in the world threw sardines into my house?’ he mumbled.”


“Gon hid and remained still by the side of the path.
The voices were coming closer to him. …”



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GON, THE LITTLE FOX. Copyright © 1969 by Nankichi Niimi and Genjirou Mita. English edition published by Museyon, Inc., New York. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

TIPTOE TAPIRS. Copyright © 2013 by Hanmin Kim. English translation copyright © by Sera Lee. Illustrations used by permission of Holiday House.

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One comment to “What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus What
I Did Last Week, Featuring Hanmin Kim & Genjirou Mita”

  1. J’aime beaucoup les illustraions.
    Bonne soirée

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