Lensey Namioka

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Birthday
14, 1929
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1929 (age 90)
Birthplace
China

About

Chinese-American children's author best known for such stories and novels as The All American Slurp and Ties that Bind, Ties that Break.

Before Fame

Her early literary works include Who's Hu? and White Serpent Castle.

Trivia

Her 1989 work, Island of Ogres, won the Washington State Governor's Award for Writers.

Family Life

To honor her Japanese husband's heritage, she wrote several works of Samurai-themed fiction.

Associated With

She and fellow Chinese-born author Bette Bao Lord both became known for their works of children's fiction.