My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book

My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book

by Hayao Miyazaki


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One of Studio Ghibli’s most beloved classics, Totoro celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The companion book to the beloved animation classic My Neighbor Totoro, by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki. Featuring artwork taken directly from the movie, this updated edition will allow parents and children to relive Totoro's magical adventures with scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue. Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds—and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421561226
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: My Neighbor Totoro Series
Edition description: New
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 109,845
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award- for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media.

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My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a retired teacher I am often asked by parents for book ideas. One of my "go-to" ideas is anything by Hayao Miyazaki. Read the book and then watch the movie for a magical experience that is often lacking in today's media for children. Please note this is a longer book if reading aloud to very young children.
drchris More than 1 year ago
Kid loves it because she's seen the movie. It's 100 pages so a bit too long for a bedtime story for a 4-year old, but you can do it in 'chapters'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago