Jean Davies Okimoto

The White Swan Express

In China, the moon shines on four baby girls fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people inside get ready to start a long, exciting journey. With tenderness and humor, this lyrical story tells how they are all brought together, and how they become four happy families on one very special day.

Jean Davies Okimoto’s coauthor Elaine Aoki is the director of the Lower School at the Bush School in Seattle. The coeditor of Kaleidoscope, the National Council of Teachers of English, she and her husband live in Seattle, and this story is based on their experiences of becoming a family.
Meilo So, originally from Hong Kong is an award winning illustrator who lives in the Shetland Islands in the U.K. with her husband and their daughter.