March 14, by cristyburne 4 Comments.
Takeshita Demons is out in Indonesia , with a new cover! Check out that spooky yuki-onna Snow Woman top-left.
In other news, Monster Matsuri is being sent to the printers this week. No demons this time, just chickens, fences, a celebrity chef and a shovel.
Takeshita Demons has 85 ratings and 24 reviews. Meep said: While I would give the book maybe three or even a measley two stars if I read it quietly by my. Want to buy a copy or set of Takeshita Demons books but can’t find them? Long answer: The word “takeshita” is made up of “ta-ke” or 竹, meaning bamboo, and “shita” or 下, meaning beneath. – Winner of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award for.
September 12, by cristyburne Leave a comment. A fisherman farewells the Dragon King and his castle; by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, And at lunchtimes, when Fergus is napping. And at home, on the days when my fab hubby has Fergus at the zoo or in the garden or deeply into Duplo thank you!!
I love the manuscript! These happy times are the drug of being a writer. How to begin again? July 19, by cristyburne 4 Comments. This week I can give you a sneak peek at the cover art for Takeshita Demons: Miku moves to London from her home in Japan, which had been a house built with an upside down pillar, which pretty much guarantees a haunting. But her Baba had lived with her back then and had taught her about yokai and magical protections. That house had a zashiki-warashi ghost within its walls that had watched over the family.
Now, her mother refuses to even let her hang cedar leaves over the doorway. Miku suddenly has a new teacher at school, Mrs.
Okuda, a woman straight from Japan who addresses her in proper Japanese, as Takeshita Miku. The new teacher has a strange tattoo that runs around her neck like jewelry. Miku believes her to be a nukekubi, a dangerous demon that can remove its head to devour children.
Of course, having grown up in upstate New York myself, I chortle in their general direction. When Miku moved to England from Japan, she never imagined that evil spirits would follow her. But one day an unusual looking supply teacher appears at school, and Miku suspects she may be a demon in disguise.
Trapped in a snow storm, Miku is left to look after her baby brother with her best friend Cait. When her brother is kidnapped they must do all they can to get him back, including taking on a flying screaming head with razor-sharp teeth!
July 19, by cristyburne 4 Comments. After the Fall Dan Santat. Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab. June 2, by cristyburne 2 Comments.
Cristy Burne has joint New Zealand and Australian citizenship, has travelled widely and lived for several years in Japan as a teacher and editor. It was during this time that she became fascinated with Japanese folklore and the supernatural yokai - demons - which are very much a part of Japanese culture, but little known outside Japan.
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