When her family moves overseas, Sakura has difficulty adjusting. She struggles with a new language and misses her grandmother. When at last springtime arrives, a beautiful and fateful surprise awaits her.

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REVIEWS

“[A] heartwarming story of the ephemeral, the eternal nature of love, friendship, cherry blossoms, and stars.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Weston and Saburi’s artistic expressions align on the page in a complementary way, highlighting the bonding experiences of family, friendship, natural beauty and, of course, Sakura’s cherry blossoms.” —Shelf Awareness

“There are some children’s books that inspire people of all ages with their profundity, and Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms is no exception.” —Brooklyn Daily Eagle

“Writing in a series of tanka poems, Weston addresses the difficulty of moving to a new country and the loss of a loved one with warmth and compassion.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Weston combines a look at Japanese customs, a meditation on loss, and observations on adjusting to a new country in this wistful tale.” —Publishers Weekly