Yamada, Utako 1963-

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Yamada, Utako 1963-


Born 1963, in Tokyo, Japan; married; children: two.


Home—Tokyo, Japan.


Author and illustrator of children's books, and restaurateur. Karen Čapek (tea house), Tokyo, Japan, founder, 1987; founder of a desert shop, 2001. Designer of prints, toys, and housewares.



The Story of Cherry the Pig (originally published in Japanese), Kane/Miller (La Jolla, CA), 2007.

Author and illustrator of over 20 other children's books published in Japan, include Buzzy the Honeybee and Little Rabbit Pipin's Birthday.

Biographical and Critical Sources


Booklist, February 15, 2007, Ilene Cooper, review of The Story of Cherry the Pig, p. 86.

School Library Journal, March, 2007, Susan Moorhead, review of The Story of Cherry the Pig, p. 192.


Kane/Miller Web site,http://www.kanemiller.com/ (March 21, 2008), "Utako Yamada."

Utako Yamada Home Page,http://www.karelcapek.co.jp (March 21, 2008).

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