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Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, Mich. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, he traveled to Taiwan and Japan, where he taught English to students of all ages for nearly five years. It was during his stay in Japan in 1992 that he created Akiko and the story of her journey to Smoo.
"[A] stylish debut." -- Publishers Weekly "The action is fast-paced and nicely illustrated...and Crilley's easy-reading, conversational style is appealing." -- Booklist