100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Café

Julian Sedgwick

Illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada

Guppy Books



ISBN: 9781913101886


Publication date: 1 November 2023



From a Carnegie-shortlisted author and illustrator duo comes a stunning companion to Tsunami Girl – a wonderful collection of ghost stories told equally in manga and prose.

Abducted by spirits from his village, lost boy Akira must make the long journey in northern Japan to find his family and save his young sister before time runs out. Voyaging deeper and deeper into a Japan ‘between the worlds’, Akira and his companions encounter a host of yokai monsters and famous ghosts, discovering a sometimes comical and sometimes terrifying world of interlinked and ghostly short stories along the way.

Julian Sedgwick

Julian Sedgwick is the author of six books for children, and co-author of the graphic novel DARK SATANIC MILLS and illustrated novel VOYAGES IN THE UNDERWORLD OF ORPHEUS BLACK, recently shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2020.

He read Chinese Studies and Philosophy at Cambridge, before working as a bookseller, painter, researcher and script developer for film and TV, and shiatsu therapist.

Julian lives near Ely, Cambridgeshire, is married and has two grown-up sons. He still combines writing with his work as a therapist. In his spare time he draws as much as possible, juggles torches and knives, tries his best to learn Japanese – and waits for the weather to get cold enough to go fen skating.