The beloved Studio Ghibli film gets the benefit of exquisite illustrations from former Waterstones Children’s Book Prize category winner, Joe Todd-Stanton. An enchanting tale of a trainee witch learning to make the most of her magical abilities, Kiki’s Delivery Service is pure escapism for young and old alike.
This classic, magical story translated by Emily Balistrieri, will enchant new readers and fans of the beloved Studio Ghibli animation (now on Netflix).
Kiki is a trainee witch. On her thirteenth birthday she must follow tradition and leave home to find a new village.
She knows she has to use only her powers to make a living, but Kiki's no good at potions or spells...can she use her flying abilities to make her own way in the world?
She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way.
'A charming and beautifully written story' - Laura Ellen Anderson, author of Amelia Fang
'A magical, joyous read, brought to life by the most beautiful illustrations' - Harriet Muncaster, author of Isadora Moon
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 184 x 138 x 23 mm
A magical, joyous read, brought to life by the most beautiful illustrations -- author of Isadora Moon * Harriet Muncaster *
For fans of Studio Ghibli films, Eika Kadono's KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE translated by Emily Balistrieri, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton is the ideal read - a touching coming of age story, full of heart and warmth. It is also a story about dealing with change at a young age, and the emotional challenges that presents. * The Scotsman *
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