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Lensey Namioka (1929-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings

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Born 1929, in Peking, China; immigrated to United States, 1938; Education: Attended Radcliffe College, 1947-49; University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1951, M.A., 1952. Hobbies and other interests: Music ("prefer to make it myself badly than to hear it performed superbly").

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Wells College, Aurora, NY, instructor in mathematics, 1957-58; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, instructor in mathematics, 1958-61; Japan Broadcasting Corporation, broadcasting monitor, beginning 1969. American Mathematical Society, translator, 1958-66.

Authors Guild, Authors League of America, Mystery Writers of America, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, PEN (USA West), Seattle Free Lances.


The Samurai and the Long-nosed Devils, McKay (New York, NY), 1976, reprinted, Tuttle (Boston, MA), 2004.

White Serpent Castle, McKay (New York, NY), 1976, reprinted, Tuttle (Boston, MA), 2004.

Valley of the Broken Cherry Trees, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1981, reprinted, Tuttle (Boston, MA), 2005.

Village of the Vampire Cat, Delacorte (New York, NY, 1981, reprinted, Tuttle (Boston, MA), 2005.

Who's Hu?, Vanguard (New York, NY), 1981.

The Phantom of Tiger Mountain, Vanguard (New York, NY), 1986.

Island of Ogres, Harper (New York, NY), 1989.

The Coming of the Bear, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear, illustrated by Kees de Kiefte, Joy Street (Boston, MA), 1992.

April and the Dragon Lady, Browndeer Press (San Diego, CA), 1994.

The Loyal Cat, illustrated by Aki Sogabe, Browndeer Press (San Francisco, CA), 1995.

Yang the Third and Her Impossible Family, illustrated by Kees de Kiefte, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1995.

Den of the White Fox, Harcourt Brace (San Diego, CA), 1997.

The Laziest Boy in the World, Holiday House (New York, NY), 1998.

Yang the Second and Her Secret Admirers, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1998.

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, Delacorte (New York, NY), 1999.

Yang the Eldest and His Odd Job, Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 2000.

The Hungriest Boy in the World, Holiday House (New York, NY), 2001.

An Ocean Apart, a World Away, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2002.

Half and Half, Delacorte (New York, NY), 2003.


(Translator) Buwei Y. Chao, How to Order and Eat in Chinese, Vintage (New York, NY), 1974.

Japan: A Traveler's Companion, Vanguard (New York, NY), 1979.

China: A Traveler's Companion, Vanguard (New York, NY), 1985.

Also author of plays included in Center Stage, edited by Donald Gallo. Contributor of travel and humor articles to magazines and newspapers.

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