NonNonBa

NonNonBa

Book - 2012 | 1st softcover ed.
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In this memoir the author explores the legacy left to him by his childhood explorations of the spirit world, explorations encouraged by his grandmother, NonNonBa. It is about childhood and growing up, as well as a portrayal of Japan in a moment of transition.--From cover.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2012.
Edition: 1st softcover ed.
ISBN: 9781770460720
1770460721
Branch Call Number: 741.5092 MIZUK
Characteristics: 408 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Non Non Ba

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mclarjh
Jul 20, 2016

Suitable for children. Background drawings are realistic, but character drawings are cartoonish and childish. Lost opportunity to learn about Japanese culture.

Laura_X Nov 30, 2015

Shigeru Mizuki, 1922-2015. Celebrate the life of a beloved author by reading his award-winning manga. Nonnonba is about Mizuki’s childhood exploration into the spirit world, his relationship with his grandmother, and a picture of Japan during a major period of transition. Mizuki was a prolific artist working up until May of this year – he is particularly remembered for war themed manga (which share many of his experiences in World War II), and for yokai-themed manga (which celebrate his interest in spirits and monsters). I also highly recommend his most famous series, “Kitaro” which has become part of Japanese folklore, and “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths” which is a semi-autobiographical account of the final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit in World War II.

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romatomatoes
Sep 14, 2015

Master artist, Japanese monsters & spirits, love love love it!

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Aug 04, 2015

EmmalineC thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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