[John Canemaker] met Gyo Fujikawa by contacting her publishing company and then her agent. Ms. Fujikawa was in her late 80s when [he] interviewed her. She used a walker on wheels to get around the sunny, quiet apartment filled with Japanese art on East 57th Street in Manhattan, where she had lived and worked since the early 1960s. Ms. Fujikawa was a gentle woman, beautiful and proud, and full of inner strength. She spoke candidly, as you will read, about her work and her life: Her time at Disney designing books to promote Fantasia; her family’s experience in an internment camp during World War II; her brilliant career as a children’s book illustrator, who fought for and won royalties for her published works. [...]

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