Nostalgic fans of the Hiyao Miyazaki film and newcomers alike--soar into the modern classic about a young witch and her clever cat that started it all
Half-witch Kiki never
runs from a challenge. So when her thirteenth birthday arrives, she's eager to follow a witch's tradition: choose a new town to call home for one year.
Brimming with confidence, Kiki flies to the seaside village of Koriko and expects that her powers will easily bring happiness to the townspeople. But gaining the trust of the locals is trickier than she expected. With her faithful, wise-cracking black cat, Jiji, by her side, Kiki forges new friendships and builds her inner strength, ultimately realizing that magic can be found in even the most ordinary places.
Blending fantasy with the charm of everyday life, this enchanting new translation will inspire both new readers and dedicated fans. A gentle story
of magic-tinged independence.--The Wall Street Journal
gently humorous all-ages family read-aloud.
--Kirkus Reviews A classic tale, this new translation is perfect.
--School Library JournalAuthor:
8.50h x 5.70w x 0.90dISBN:
10-UPAccelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Middle GradeQuiz #/Name:
66134 / Kiki's Delivery ServiceReview Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews
05/01/2020School Library Journal
06/01/2020 pg. 60Booklist
07/01/2020 pg. 69
About the Author
Eiko Kadono has published nearly two hundred original works and received many accolades, including but not limited to the Hans Christian Andersen Award and a place on the IBBY Honor List for Kiki's Delivery Service. She lives in the Kanagawa prefecture of Japan.