Tuesday, March 5, 2013

my neighbor totoro

my neighbor totoro, vol. 1
my neighbor totoro, vol. 2
my neighbor totoro, vol. 3
my neighbor totoro, vol. 4
hayao miyazuki
graphic novels/fantasy
viz media llc
published 2004

Two young girls, Satsuke and her younger sister Mei, move into a house in the country with their father to be closer to their hospitalized mother. Satsuke and Mei discover that the nearby forest is inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros. They soon befriend these Totoros, and have several magical adventures.

This was one series of books that I really didn't want to end.  The art is so whimsical and fun and Mei & Satsuki are brave and sweet!  The Totoros are incredibly cute, Cat Bus is both endearingly adorable and kind of creepy.  But everything was so perfect.

I ached for their mother and for the girls without her with them.  Granny was the perfect surrogate.  I wanted to go visit the village and see the giant camphor tree.  The sisters' love for each other and their parents made me smile throughout the whole four books.

I just enjoyed every single bit of these books!

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