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Gollub, Matthew, Kazuko G. Stone, illustrator. COOL MELONS - TURN TO FROGS! The Life And Poems Of Issa. New York: Lee and Low Books, (1998.) SIGNED Hardcover


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Later printing. A biography and introduction intro to the work of Japanese haiku poet, "Brother Issa" (Kobayashi Yatora, 1763-1827), whose deep love for the natural world is reflected in more than 30 poems included in this lovely book. Biography and translation by Gollub, Japanese calligraphy by Keiko Smith, and beatiful full-color illustrations by Kazuko G. Stone. SIGNED on the title page by Matthew Gollub with the word 'haiku' in both English and Japanese characters. Includes notes on the life of Issa, on the translations, and on haiku. Large format, unpaginated. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) .ISBN # 1880000717 

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