Illustrators

Nana Furiya

Nana Furiya 降矢なな

Nana Furiya (1961–)  is a native of Tokyo, but has made her home in Slovakia since going there to study lithography at the Bratislava University of Art in 1992. Two picture books she created with author Setsuko Hasegawa, Kyodai na kyodai na (What a Huge . . .) and the onomatopoeic Mekkira mokkira dondon, exemplify her ethnically tinged signature style. Besides collaborating with other authors, she has also published numerous solo works for which she produced both text and illustrations, including Chororin no suteki na seta (Chororin the Lizard and His Sweater of Spring Colors).

Books by Nana Furiya
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    Friends

    Both children and adults are likely to burst out laughing when they see the figure of a fox on the cover, wearing a red swimming cap and goggles. A banner reading "Friends" flies from a stick festooned with auspicious red and white mochibana rice-cake blo …

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    Aesop's Fables

    Retelling some of the best-known fables of Aesop?The Fox and the Stork, The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Fox and the Crow, etc.?this picture book presents nine tales in all. Each is spread across four pages, with a monochromatic …

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    What a Huge . . .

    The cover image shows the foot of an enormous piano, the instrument’s size suggested in scale by the tiny fox pictured alongside it. When the book is opened to the first full spread, indeed a grand piano rests in the middle of a rolling meadow that stre …

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