A work by Japanese author Sachiko Kashiwaba received this year’s Batchelder Award for being the most outstanding children’s book originally published outside the United States in a language other than English, according to the American Library Association.
The book “Temple Alley Summer” by the 68-year-old, originally published in Japanese as “Kimyōji yokochō no natsu” by Kodansha Ltd., is a mysterious fantasy tale about the summer vacation of a ghost girl and her classmates.
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