My Neighbor Totoro 1
My Neighbor Totoro 1
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Series: My Neighbor Totoro Vol. 1   

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Annotation: Mei, a four-year-old girl, and her older sister, Satsuki, move with their father to an old house in the country, where the girls meet a group of magical creatures called totoros, which can not be seen by adults.
Catalog Number: #6610620
Format: Paperback
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Special Formats: Graphic Novel Graphic Novel Manga Manga
Copyright Date: 2004
Edition Date: 2019
Pages: 143 pages
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: 1-591-16647-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-591-16647-4
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5 Totoro unfolds in brief, pleasantly uneventful episodes in this adaptation of Miyazaki's animated film. A humorous fantasy populated with the filmmaker's trademark endearing, unclassifiable creatures, it contains elements familiar to fans of Spirited Away . Fourth-grader Satsuki and her four-year-old sister, Mei, move to the country with their father to be closer to their mother, who is in a hospital recovering from an illness. The first volume simply recounts the family's first day in their new house, which they discover is haunted by amicable soot sprites. In volume two, Mei discovers the Totoros, benign forest spirits. The story develops leisurely and is told primarily through the illustrations, with a minimum of text. Bright, cheerful colors reflect Totoro's amiable humor and depict a veritable dream world for young children, where lush green fields and forests populated with the quirky, friendly Totoros provide an idyllic playground. Gentler in pace and tone than Spirited Away , these books will appeal not only to manga and anime fans, but also to younger readers with little or no previous knowledge of the genre. Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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School Library Journal (5/1/05)
Reading Level: 5.0
Interest Level: 4-7

Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei are overjoyed about moving into a historic country house with their dad--but the girls don't realize what a delightful adventure awaits them there. While exploring their sprawling home and the beautiful rural area that surrounds it, Satsuki and Mei meet Granny, a sweet old woman, and her timid grandson Kanta. They also experience firsthand the magic of the Soot Sprites, mysterious creatures that live in the walls, and discover a huge camphor tree that just might be enchanted...


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