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by Akiko Hayashi,Lynne Riggs,Eiko Kadono

  • ISBN: 1550377884
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Akiko Hayashi,Lynne Riggs,Eiko Kadono
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Annick Press (February 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1333 kb
  • EPUB size: 1624 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 840
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Kiki's Delivery Service book. Akiko Hayashi (Illustrator). Lynne E. Riggs (Translator).

Kiki's Delivery Service book. A lovely story that became a classic in Japan and a popular animated home video throughout North America. Kiki is a resourceful, spunky girl who follows her maternal tradition to be a witch. She possesses only one gift of witchcraft - the power to fly.

Eiko Kadono was born in Tokyo, Japan, and after living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, returned to the ancient Japanese city of. .Eiko is presently writing the fourth volume in the adventures of Kiki.

Eiko Kadono was born in Tokyo, Japan, and after living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, returned to the ancient Japanese city of Kamakura. Riggs was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Tokyo as an adult. She heads the translation firm Center for Intercultural Communication and has worked with the Japanese Board on Books for Young People since 1990. Akiko Hayashi began drawing at the age of eleven in Tokyo while studying in a painter's studio.

Kiki's Delivery Service is a children's fantasy novel written by Eiko Kadono and illustrated by Akiko Hayashi. It was first published by Fukuinkan Shoten on January 25, 1985. It is the basis of the 1989 Studio Ghibli anime film of the same. It is the basis of the 1989 Studio Ghibli anime film of the same title and of the 2014 live action film also of the same name. The book won numerous awards in Japan. Encouraged by this and by the success of the film, Kadono has written four more novels, over a period of several years, and created a book series.

Lynne E. Kiki's Delivery Service. kuvitettu, uusintapainos.

Notes: The English text is written at about an eight- to ten-year-old's reading level. There is no overarching plot; the book is episodic, a series of "adventures" Kiki has in her new town of Koriko

Kiki and Jiji illustrated by Akiko Hayashi from Majo no Takkyūbin.

Kiki and Jiji illustrated by Akiko Hayashi from Majo no Takkyūbin.

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin, lit. Witch's Express Home Delivery) is a children's fantasy novel written by Eiko Kadono and illustrated by Akiko Hayashi. Encouraged by this and by the success of the film, Kadono has written four more novels, over a period of several years, and created a book series

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin?, lit.

Kiki's Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin?, lit. It is the basis of the Studio Ghibli anime film of the same title.

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A lovely story that became a classic in Japan and a popular animated home video throughout North America.

Kiki is a resourceful, spunky girl who follows her maternal tradition to be a witch. She possesses only one gift of witchcraft -- the power to fly. Like all young witches, she sets out at age 12 to find a town of her own. With her ever-present companion Jiji -- a cynical and faithful black cat -- Kiki departs on her broomstick and arrives at a big town near the ocean. Though nervous at first, she soon sets up a business delivering packages.

Kiki meets all kinds of people and has many adventures. She befriends the thief who stole her broomstick and saves the town's traditional New Year's marathon with some courageous and timely flying.

Throughout, Kiki's confidence and self-awareness grows as she learns to value her unique talents. And with Kiki's help, the townspeople realize that everyone has some magic that gives them their own special character and vitality.

This is a charming and delightful tale that is reminiscent of children's favorites The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy and Astrid Lindgren's Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. Black and white line drawings sprinkled throughout reveal the humor and warmth in everything Kiki does.


Reviews about Kiki's Delivery Service (7):
sergant
When people think about "Kiki's Delivery Service" they mostly think about the beloved anime movie by Hayao Miyazaki. What people don't realize that the film was based on the book with the same title. It may not be anything close to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter or Sabrina the Teenage Witch from Archie Comics, but it does revolve around magic, adventure, and growing up. Like the film, Kiki has to train away to become a witch on her 13th birthday and while she and her pet cat Jiji are away, Kiki finds work for herself in the city using her ability to fly.
You may think this book would be easy to find at a used bookstore or online, but that would be a lie. Thanks to the anime film, it made the book hard obtain in regards of price and value. It can be expensive. You'll ask yourself, "Is it really worth it?" Yes. No matter the price, it is still a fun and enjoyable book to read to children.
Aurizar
This book has, to my knowledge, been out of print for a few years. I originally bought it from Amazon for $15 in 2009/10. The list price on the back is under $7. I don't know why some people think it's okay to charge upwards of $50 for a paperback version of the book the movie is based on.
I'd be wary...regardless of who you purchase it from, I'd demand a photo of the actual book, because it seems like some people are listing the book about the animated film that was printed (which is completely different than the one pictured) instead of the original source material Miyazaki used.

Anyway, the book itself is a bit different than the Ghibli movie, as are most of the books that Ghibli creates movies from. I love the little chapter illustrations of Kiki and Jiji. It's a very cute children's book, and I plan on taking good care of my copy for a long time. A must-have for those who really love Kiki.
Whitecaster
I bought this book having already seen and fallen in love with Miyazaki's take on it. Of course, the book is very different from the movie, but not in a bad way at all! The book is even more of a slice of life sort of story than the movie, in that the stakes are never truly high for Kiki or Jiji. (Spoiler warning ahead...?)

You won't find a daring dirigible rescue or a terribly deep relationship with Tombo or Ursula in the book, and her relationship with Jiji is not tested as much as it is in the movie. But you will find several quirky, pleasant and creative new scenarios in which Kiki finds creative ways to solve. I loved the idea of Kiki making "accidental" music while towing a string of orchestral instruments on her broom, and her keeping hundreds of feet of colorful drying laundry aloft. I wish Miyazaki had put some of these stories into his animation, but I understand how they didn't advance the plot much.

Basically, this book is a pleasant, breezy sort of read and it great if you want a book you can read in an afternoon, or if you want to see more of Kiki. I only wish it had been a little longer!
Nto
to reiterate, the movie is based on the book... so, it was nice to find that a translation of the book existed. for those who are very interested to read more about Kiki and glean some more depth, this book is indeed quite worthy of purchase.

however, i do have some criticisms... first, perhaps least significant, the cover is indeed horrendous. the illustrations inside are quite wonderful and you wonder why the ridiculous cover was made. second, i found an obvious typo in the book which makes me wonder if there was an editor... which leads to the third criticism, the translation is quite awkward. it is overly difficult and unnecessarily complicated. i am not looking for a dumbed-down translation, but, reading the text is often a chore. there are moments of elegant prose, but they are far outweighed by the clumsiness of the rest of the book.

so, in my opinion, this book is for the more dedicated. (unless you are truly determined to learn japanese and read the original).
Hulbine
I thought this would be a bigger book than just a book with images from the movie. It had a different cover from the other book--I bought both, so I thought it would be different. But they were the same movie book. Although I loved the movie, I wanted to read the story, the book behind the movie and this wasn't what I wanted. So I returned it.
Gnng
I was introduced to the character through the anime film, and I've seen both the English dubbed and the English sub-titled versions. I was so charmed that I knew I had to see if the book had been translated to English so I could read the original. To my delight, I found this version and bought it immediately. While quite different from the movie, this book is full of charm and it's now a treasured part of my collection. I look forward to seeing translations of the later books!
Jorius
Fun book, based on one of my favorite movies~
Kiki is turning 13 and it is time for her to leave home and find her own way in the big, wide world for a year. Off she goes with her broom, her black cat and some food to find a new city, a city she can call her own. Once she gets to the city, one by the ocean, she has to find food, a place to live and a job that she can do. In the end, having no other skill but that of flight, she starts a delivery service.

This story, a Japanese novel turned into a Japanese anime, seems somewhat too short. Don't worry, to my knowledge there is already a total number of four novels, so there should be more on their way to America.

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