Book Review | The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi

book cover the storm by Akiko Miyakoshi

The Storm is about a school age boy excited for a weekend trip to the beach. When a storm threatens to ruin the family’s plans, he dreams up a solution.

I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. It is the new (April 2016) English language translation of the Japanese story published by the author in 2009. I was impressed with the hardcover’s physical quality when it arrived. The story itself was just alright. As other readers have mentioned, the drawings are of more interest than the plot. While the story could maintain the interest of a small child, it’s not interesting enough for an adult to really want to reread it. Though there isn’t much text, it wouldn’t be a great beginner book for learning to read because of some difficult words. Although not aimed at older children, they may possibly gain inspiration from the many detailed drawings. Check out this new release from a library near you!


About amy de simone
Amy is an active volunteer, traveler and photographer. She is interested in art, libraries, museums and nonprofits. She holds an M.A. in Library & Information Studies and a B.A. in Italian Language & Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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