Little Tree Author:Katsumi Komagata Written and illustrated by award-winning Japanese artist Katsumi Komagata, — Little Tree is a unique edition of extraordinary delicacy and beauty, as much an art object as it is a storybook. — Composed of pop-up paper cutouts and veil-like illustrations dotted with gold ink, it tells the story of a single tree and its stages of life through many y... more »ears and seasons.
Each page includes translations of the text in English, French and Japanese.
ABOUT KATSUMI KOMAGATA
Katsumi Komagata was born in Shizuoka Prefecture. Following a stint at Nippon Design Center, Inc., he moved to the United States in 1977, where he worked as a graphic designer developing corporate identity packages for such companies as CBS and the Schecter Group. He returned to Japan in 1983 and three years later founded One Stroke, which began as a graphic design studio and later expanded into publishing. The birth of a daughter prompted him to take up picture-book authoring, beginning with the ten-volume Little Eyes series (1990–92), which garnered attention for its innovative ideas. He has also created picture books for children with disabilities, including tactile and sign-language books. He has held shows and workshops around the world, and won numerous honors, including an ADC Silver Cube (New York), the Prize for Creativity (Paris), a New Art Prize as well as a Ragazzi Mention at the Bologna Children's Book Fair, an International Children's Book Award (Switzerland), and two Good Design Awards (Japan).« less