Shelley Tanaka

Shelley Tanaka is a prolific author, chiefly of non-fiction for children and young adults.  She is also an editor, adapter, translator and even illustrator.  Tanaka lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Fiction (Juvenile)

Nobody Knows

Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2012.

Publisher’s Synopsis

A powerful and moving novel about four children who are abandoned by their mother and forced to survive on their own. Based on the award-winning film Nobody Knows, inspired by actual events that took place in Tokyo.

Fiction (Juvenile)

Anne of Green Gables

New York: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 1998.


An adaptation of the classic novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery featuring the spirited orphan who finds a home in rural Prince Edward Island.


Publisher House of Anansi Press