Lead by Joh Sasaki, a Hokkaido-born novelist who has won some of the most prestigious award for novelists in Japan, those involved in the project came together on the “Joh’s Picture Book Project” to publish illustrated e-books. They are all from Hokkaido.
The current book, A Child of the Library, is the 3rd publication of the project, following The Circus Fire and Haruga-kuru. The highly praised The Circus Fire was the top download at the App Store (Japan) for several weeks. It has been released in Japanese, English, Korean, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.
The picture e-book A Child of the Library comes from the collaboration of Joh Sasaki (text), Midori Kambara (illustrations) and Toshiro Takemoto (music). Midori Kambara is a Sapporo-based graphic artist and book cover designer. Toshiro Takemoto is an internationally renowned cellist who actively performs and instructs with Sapporo as his base.
All the other project staff members are from Hokkaido. It’s truly a “made in Hokkaido” publication.
To commemorate the picture e-book version, the print version of A Child of the Library, with beautiful artwork, will be published as a limited edition.
The print version includes an original CD soundtrack of the full version of the cello performance by Toshiro Takemoto, which is used as the music in the illustrated e-book. Experience the various attractions of the hard copy, with the full CD.