Shuna's Journey

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6.2 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author
Born in 1941 in Tokyo, Japan, Hayao Miyazaki cofounded Studio Ghibli in 1985 with Isao Takahata. Among his eleven animated features, Spirited Away (2001) broke every box-office record in Japan, and won the Golden Bear at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival and the 75th Academy Awards for Animated Feature Film. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) received the Golden Osella award at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival. Miyazaki was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2005 Venice International Film Festival. The Wind Rises (2013) was nominated for the 86th Academy Award for Animated Feature Film. In 2014, the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented him with a Governors Award for lifetime achievement. He is currently working on a new production.

A Junior Library Guild selection

"Every scene in this cinematic work stands apart with breathtaking watercolors aided by expert staging and blocking... A reimagined folktale as grand as its painted visuals are sublime."--Kirkus, starred review

"This book was published decades ago in -Japanese, but is now finally published in English, and it will inspire some long-overdue -appreciation...For Miyazaki fans, as well as any readers who would enjoy fantastic stories that unfold in surprising ways."--School Library Journal, starred review.

"Gorgeous... Shuna's Journey foreshadows much of Miyazaki's later work while still managing to be a complete standalone story in its own right." --Entertainment Weekly

"Though aimed at and certainly appropriate for younger readers, Shuna's Journey is a delight for any graphic novel or manga fan. Beyond that, the arrival of this book is a publishing event that should be broadly celebrated." --Forbes

"Eerie, enchanting and surpassingly strange."--The New York Times

"Beautiful...we rely on the children in his stories to explain his beautiful, broken worlds to us and to assure us that they will fix them."--The New Yorker online