Yan Nascimbene

Books by This Illustrator

Crouching Tiger

Illustrated by: Yan Nascimbene
Age Level: 6-9
When Vinson's grandfather visits from China, the boy has conflicting feelings about his grandfather's old ways. A visit to Chinatown to experience the lion dancers celebrate the Chinese New Year bring Ming Da (Vinson) and his grandfather closer. Watercolor and ink illustrations add power to the warm, plausible story.

First Grade Jitters

Illustrated by: Yan Nascimbene
Age Level: 6-9
The narrator is cranky with the first grade jitters, according to his parents. Aidan stays that way until his friends return from vacation. As they share friendship and information, Aidan's concerns melt away and he looks forward to first grade. Now in an illustrated edition, children will empathize with Aidan and his friends.

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog

Illustrated by: Yan Nascimbene
Age Level: 6-9

This story of a true and faithful dog so touched the people of Japan that a statue of Hachiko was erected in the train station where the dog went daily for almost ten years after his master’s death. Told from the point of view of a young boy, the book includes an afterword that provides additional details about this true story.