"A dreamer's tree house. A mechanic's cottage. A submerged city. Over thirty imaginative houses and the people who make them home offer unexpected worlds to wander through and explore. Who is the mischievous bridgetower keeper? What does the witch grow in her garden? How does the postal worker tame his delivery dragons? In each house, readers discover the contents of rooms and closets, what's at the top of the stairs and where shadowy hallways lead. Story text provides background and details about the lives of the residents and hints about their past and future. Lush illustrations, diagrams and detailed descriptions of each character, location and landscape open doors to whimsy, wonder, and endless possibilities"--
Seiji Yoshida is a Tokyo-based professional background illustrator working in the game/anime industry. In Houses with a Story, he introduces readers to part of his imagination and how he uses it.Jan Mitsuko Cash is a Japanese-to-English translator with experience in novels, manga, and STEAM books. As a translator, Cash has freelanced for Viz Media, Yen Press, Seven Seas, Mangamo, and other publishers, most notably, working on manga series such as Bleach, Toradora!, Choujin X, and Fullmetal Alchemist: A New Beginning. She lives in Modesto, California.