The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need
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Annotation: Johnny's career advisor, part Cameron Diaz, part Barbara Eden, reveals to him the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work.
Catalog Number: #4605653
Format: Paperback
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel Manga Manga
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Date: 2008
Edition Date: 2008
Illustrator: Ten Pas, Rob,
Pages: 160
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-594-48291-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-594-48291-5
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2008273574
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Instructional comics are at least as old as the World War II comic-book pamphlets showing GIs how to do various things (or, reputedly, not do, such as get VD). This book is ostensibly the first American business-career advisor in comics form, though manga industry buzz has it that such is ancient hat in Japan (where, furthermore, 40 percent of all books are manga there). Gotta say it's nifty enough. It traces the titular young office drone's transformation into an asset to the company via the six rules he learns from a smart-alecky genie he summons by cracking apart pairs of cheap chopsticks. Up-and-coming business guru Pink contributes a text that many may find didactically routine and only just over-the-bar in terms of humor, but Ten Pas, an American thoroughly steeped in manga style, moves it like it was preferred stock. His panel design and page layout are slick as glare ice, and he makes the customary repertoire of manga grimaces and "sound" effects strut like showgirls. More enjoyable than may have been intended.
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Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 9+
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.4 / points:4.0 / quiz:Q47544
Lexile: GN420L

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From Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, comes an illustrated guide to landing your first job in The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need.

There’s never been a career guide like The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). Told in manga—the Japanese comic book format that’s an international sensation—it’s the fully illustrated story of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job.

Johnny Bunko is new to the Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early months as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to rethink his approach. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work. A groundbreaking guide to surviving and flourishing in any career, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is smart, engaging and insightful, and offers practical advice for anyone looking for a life of rewarding work.

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