The Secret World of Arrietty, Volume 1
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Author)
DescriptionBased on the beloved classic The Borrowers by Mary Norton Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for A. Arrietty isn't your ordinary fourteen-year-old girl--she small enough to make her home under the floorboards of a typical house, "borrowing" what she and her family needs from the giants in whose shadows they live. A young boy named Sho befriends Arrietty, but when adults discover the Borrowers, Arrittey and Sho must work together to save her family. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, The Borrower Arrietty is a delight for all ages. After narrowly escaping capture by the humans in whose house they live, Arrietty and her family must dodge hungry birds, a prowling cat, a more than nosy housekeeper, and some pesky exterminators in order to make it out alive. Will the help from Shawn and a newcomer be enough to get them to safety? She has her work cut out for her Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, The Secret World of Arrietty is a delight for all ages.
February 07, 2012
5.03 X 0.66 X 7.55 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Born in 1973 in Ishikawa-ken, Japan, Hiromasa Yonebayashi studied Commercial Design at the Kanazawa College of Art. In 1996 Yonebayashi joined Studio Ghibli and worked as an "in-between" animator on Princess Mononoke (1997) and My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), and as Key Animator for Spirited Away (2001), "The GHIBLIES Episode 2" (2002), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), and Ponyo (2008). He was also the Assistant Supervising Animator for Tales from Earthsea (2006). Yonebayashi has also worked on short films for the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka. He was the Director of Animation for the "Mei and the Baby Cat Bus" (2002), the Supervising Animator for "Imaginary Flying Machines" (2002), and also storyboarded and directed "Evolution" (2008), a short film documenting the "Films Go Round" exhibit. Yonebayashi made his debut as the director of a feature-length animated film with Studio Ghibli's production Arrietty. After Arrietty, Yonebayashi directed another Ghibli movie, When Marnie Was There (2014), then left the studio and made Mary and the Witch's Flower for Studio Ponoc.