Written both in Japanese and English, this colourfully illustrated storybook touches the heart of both young and old. Together with a fortune bag full of delightful characters, Santa Ponta embarks on his search to find god.
This book is ideal for bi-cultural communities / students / families, etc. It also makes a great Christmas present. The book makes you feel warm without it being particularly religious.
(The book contains 1 - 2 sentences per page, written both in Japanese and English, and illustration for every page.)
"When Santa Ponta was a child, he thought his parents were gods.
How could they not be, when they were so much bigger than him?
So Santa Ponta went to ask them. “Are you gods?”
“What a charming thing to say, but we are not gods” they replied.
When Santa Ponta entered school, he thought his teacher was a god.
How could he not be, when he knew everything?
So Santa Ponta went to ask him. “Are you a god?”
“No Santa Ponta, you should research more” said the teacher.
The story rhythmically continues on until half way through the book, when Santa Ponta notices a change...
Author: Ayumi Meegan was born in Japan. Raised also in England, Singapore and Alaska. Currently resides in San Francsico.
Illustrator: Yoko Nishimura was born in Japan. Moved to Summerhill School (UK) in 1991. Currently lives in London.
Co-director of theatre company: www.heyhoha.com