Download Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit in PDF by Nahoko Uehashi Full Book and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2014-07-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Balsa was a wanderer and warrior for hire. Then she rescued a boy flung into a raging river -- and at that moment, her destiny changed. Now Balsa must protect the boy -- the Prince Chagum -- on his quest to deliver the great egg of the water spirit to its source in the sea. As they travel across the land of Yogo and discover the truth about the spirit, they find themselves hunted by two deadly enemies: the egg-eating monster Rarunga . . . and the prince's own father.
Download Moribito in PDF by Nahoko Uehashi Full Book and published by Scholastic. This book was released on 2008 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The wandering warrior Balsa is hired to protect Prince Chagum from both a mysterious monster and the prince's father, the Mikado.
Download Mangatopia in PDF by Timothy Perper Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-10-30 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well-versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, "Japanese Comics 101" level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise. The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including "cosplay," fan-drawn manga, and fans' highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.
Download Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers in PDF by Lucy Schall Full Book and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-04-07 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title
Download The Nation in Children's Literature in PDF by Christopher Kelen Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children's literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children's literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the short story and novel to science fiction and fantasy from a range of locations including Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Norway, America, Italy, Great Britain, Iceland, Africa, Japan, South Korea, India, Sweden and Greece. The emergence of modern nation-states can be seen as coinciding with the historical rise of children's literature, while stateless or diasporic nations have frequently formulated their national consciousness and experience through children's literature, both instructing children as future citizens and highlighting how ideas of childhood inform the discourses of nation and citizenship. Because nation and childhood are so intimately connected, it is crucial for critics and scholars to shed light on how children's literatures have constructed and represented historically different national experiences. At the same time, given the massive political and demographic changes in the world since the nineteenth century and the formation of nation states, it is also crucial to evaluate how the national has been challenged by changing national languages through globalization, international commerce, and the rise of English. This book discusses how the idea of childhood pervades the rhetoric of nation and citizenship, and how children and childhood are represented across the globe through literature and film.
Download Manga and the Representation of Japanese History in PDF by Roman Rosenbaum Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics, narratology, and semiotics. Despite this diversity of approaches all academics from these respective fields of study agree that manga pose a peculiarly contemporary appeal that transcends the limitation imposed by traditional approaches to the study and teaching of history. The representation of history via manga in Japan has a long and controversial historiographical dimension. Thereby manga and by extension graphic art in Japanese culture has become one of the world's most powerful modes of expressing contemporary historical verisimilitude. The strategy of combining the narrative elements of writing with graphic art, the extensive narrative story-manga and its Western equivalent of the graphic novel, reflects the relatively new soft power of 'global' media, which have the potential to display history in previously unimagined ways. Boundaries of space and time in manga become as permeable as societies and cultures across the world. Each of the articles in this book investigates the authorship of history by looking at various different attempts to render Japanese history through the popular cultural media of the story-manga. As Carol Gluck, Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Susan Napier and others have shown, it has never been easyto encapsulate the complex narrative of emperor-based cyclical Japanese historical periods. The contributors to this volume elaborate how manga and by extension graphic art rewrites, reinvents and re-imagines the historicity and dialectic of bygone epochs in postwar/contemporary Japan. "--
Download Bridges to Understanding in PDF by Linda Pavonetti Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2011-10-16 with total page 535 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This annotated bibliography, with descriptions of nearly 700 books representing more than 70 countries, provides stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.
Download Cook Anime in PDF by Diana Ault Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn to recreate delicious dishes referenced in over 500 of your favorite anime series with this practical guide to anime food. Japanese animation has beautiful designs, fleshed out characters, and engaging storylines—and it’s also overflowing with so many scrumptiously rendered meals. Do you ever watch your favorite anime series and start craving the takoyaki or the warmth of delicious ramen or the fluffy sweetness of mochi? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime! Join an otaku on her tour through anime food and find out what your favorite characters are savoring and sharing and then learn to make it at home! Including: -Miso Chashu Ramen from Naruto -Rice Porridge from Princess Mononoke -Onigiri from Fruits Basket -Taiyaki from My Hero Academia -Hanami Dango from Clannad -Rice from Haikyuu!! -And many more! Along with each recipe, you will discover facts behind the food, such as history, culture, tips, and more. A perfect gift for foodies and otaku alike, Cook Anime is the all-inclusive guide to making the meals of this Japanese art form.
Download Starting Out in PDF by Kaiya Kokoro Full Book and published by SunCloud Design. This book was released on 2015-01-25 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Your complete anime persona takes account of your unique personality and appearance, and develops and accentuates those traits which have a natural place in an anime life. Your individual characteristics, aside from being developed in alignment with your "ideal" anime life, are also contrasted with a group of friends, each also committed to developing an anime lifestyle and persona. Together, individual similarities and differences help create a dynamic and fun group environment. And since no anime lifestyle is complete without some exciting plot-line, the group is put into action going on adventures, working on projects, and achieving goals together. In chapter 1, you will take several quizzes to help you determine what anime personality traits you have. This will help you find your niche among the friends who will take the anime dream to the next level, providing a context for your individual character to be fully realized. In chapter 2, you will learn how you can bring the anime dream to it’s ultimate manifestation by structuring your group around a Group Focus. The Group Focus serves as a kind of plot-line within which talents will be realized and adventures will be had. In chapter 3, you’ll learn how to plan exciting adventures. From fun afternoons to overnight trips - adventures of all sorts are discussed in detail, as well as how to make them affordable and safe. Chapter 4 discusses ways to add anime magic to holidays. In addition to traditional Western holidays that are also celebrated in Japan, common Japanese holidays, celebrated in Japan and in anime, will be discussed. We will review ways to incorporate those holidays in your life through small celebrations with your friends. Chapter 5 discusses group projects - activities that you and your friends can work on together such as making a group photo book, sewing costumes, and making anime style accessories. There is even a how-to guide for creating anime-like photos.
Download Brushed in Light in PDF by Abé Markus Nornes Full Book and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021-02-22 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction -- Shufa/Seoye/Shodo -- Transformations -- Defining Calligraphy -- Force and Form -- A Prop unlike Any Other -- The Shimmering Smudge -- Brushed in Light.
Download Reading the World's Stories in PDF by Annette Y. Goldsmith Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading the World’s Stories is volume 5 in the Bridges to Understanding series of annotated international youth literature bibliographies sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People. USBBY is the United States chapter of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a Switzerland-based nonprofit whose mission is bring books and children together. The series promotes sharing international children’s books as a way to facilitate intercultural understanding and meet new literary voices. This volume follows Children’s Books from Other Countries (1998), The World though Children’s Books (2002), Crossing Boundaries with Children’s Books (2006), and Bridges to Understanding: Envisioning the World through Children’s Books (2011) and acts as a companion book to the earlier titles. Centered around the theme of the importance of stories, the guide is a resource for discovering more recent global books that fit many reading tastes and educational needs for readers aged 0-18 years. Essays by storyteller Anne Pellowski, author Beverley Naidoo, and academic Marianne Martens offer a variety of perspectives on international youth literature. This latest installment in the series covers books published from 2010-2014 and includes English-language imports as well as translations of children’s and young adult literature first published outside of the United States. These books are supplemented by a smaller number of culturally appropriate books from the US to help fill in gaps from underrepresented countries. The organization of the guide is geographic by region and country. All of the more than 800 entries are recommended, and many of the books have won awards or achieved other recognition in their home countries. Forty children’s book experts wrote the annotations. The entries are indexed by author, translator, illustrator, title, and subject. Back matter also includes international book awards, important organizations and research collections, and a selected directory of publishers known for publishing books from other countries.
Download The Winners! Handbook in PDF by Judy Freeman Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Judy Freeman has developed a comprehensive handbook with thoroughly annotated lists of the 2008's best children's books, lesson plans, teacher's guides, stories, songs, and Internet resources. Grades K-6. The WINNERS! Handbook starts with an extensive booklist of Judy's 100 best books of 2008, including many of the big award winners. (If you own Judy's Books Kids Will Sit Still For 3, it follows the same format. Indeed, you can consider the new The WINNERS! Handbook the first update to that book.) Each entry includes a meaty and thoughtful annotation, a germ (a series of practical, do-able, useful, pithy ideas for reading, writing, and illustrating prompts and other activities across the curriculum); a useful list of exemplary related titles; and subject designations for each title to ascertain where the book might fit thematically into your curricular plan or program. There's also a title, author, and subject index for easy access. You find scores of useful and fun ideas, activities, lessons, and ways you can incorporate literature into every aspect of your day and your life. From story hour to school curriculum tie-ins, the many connections include strategies for comprehension, critical thinking skills, research, and problem-solving; games, crafts, songs, plenty of great across-the-curriculum poetry, creative drama and Reader's Theater, storytelling, booktalking, and book discussion. Most of the books included are fabulous read-alouds, read-alones, and natural choices for Guided Reading, Literature Circles, or Book Clubs. Grades K-6.
Download The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature in PDF by John Stephens Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness of children’s literature and related media as they exist in large regions of the world to which ‘mainstream’ European and North American scholarship pays very little attention. Sections cover: • Concepts and theories • Historical contexts and national identity • Cultural forms and children’s texts • Traditional story and adaptation • Picture books across the majority world • Trends in children’s and young adult literatures. Exposition of the literary, cultural and historical contexts in which children’s literature is produced, together with an exploration of intersections between these literatures and more extensively researched areas, will enhance access and understanding for a large range of international readers. The essays offer an ideal introduction for those newly approaching literature for children in specific areas, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in directions for future scholarship.
Download Animeta! Volume 4 in PDF by Yaso Hanamura Full Book and published by J-Novel Club. This book was released on 2020-06-10 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Crisis in Motion! As New Year's Day approaches, it's all hands on deck at N2 to get final production out the door. There's just one problem: the Committee financing the studio's new movie keeps trying to interfere creatively. Will crowdfunding save the day - or cause more problems than it solves? Things aren't going much better for Miyuki, as she scrambles to hit her 500 frame target in time for the key animation exam. Everybody's jobs are on the line, and a certain interloping visitor isn't making things any better...
Download Magic as Metaphor in Anime in PDF by Dani Cavallaro Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its inception as an art form, anime has engaged with themes, symbols and narrative strategies drawn from the realm of magic. In recent years, the medium has increasingly turned to magic specifically as a metaphor for a wide range of cultural, philosophical and psychological concerns. This book first examines a range of Eastern and Western approaches to magic in anime, addressing magical thinking as an overarching concept which unites numerous titles despite their generic and tonal diversity. It then explores the collusion of anime and magic with reference to specific topics. A close study of cardinal titles is complemented by allusions to ancillary productions in order to situate the medium's fascination with magic within an appropriately broad historical context.
Download Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction in PDF by Marek C. Oziewicz Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-04-17 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular advances in cognitive sciences as applied to the examination of narrative fiction. Oziewicz argues that complex ideas such as justice are processed by the human mind as cognitive scripts; that scripts, when narrated, take the form of multiply indexable stories; and that YA speculative fiction is currently the largest conceptual testing ground in the forging of justice consciousness for the 21st century world. Drawing on recent research in the cognitive and evolutionary sciences, Oziewicz explains how poetic, retributive, restorative, environmental, social, and global types of justice have been represented in narrative fiction, from 19th century folk and fairy tales through 21st century fantasy, dystopia, and science fiction. Suggesting that the appeal of these and other nonmimetic genres is largely predicated on the dream of justice, Oziewicz theorizes new justice scripts as conceptual tools essential to help humanity survive the qualitative leap toward an environmentally conscious, culturally diversified global world. This book is an important contribution to studies of children’s and YA speculative fiction, adding a new perspective to discussions about the educational as well as social potential of nonmimetic genres. It demonstrates that the justice imperative is very much alive in YA speculative fiction, creating new visions of justice relevant to contemporary challenges.