Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter

Children's
$14.99
Current Stock:
SKU:
9784805314968
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
9784805314968
Format:
Paperback
Date Published:
08/07/2018
Illustrations:
color illustrations throughout
Number of Pages:
128
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Onibi: Diary of a Yokai Ghost Hunter follows the adventures of two young foreigners as they travel to a remote and mysterious corner of Japan. Along the way, they purchase an old camera that has the unique ability to capture images of Japan's invisible spirit world. Armed with their magical camera, they explore the countryside and meet people who tell them about the forgotten ghosts, ghouls and demons who lie in wait ready to play tricks on them. These Yokai, or supernatural beings, are some- times kindly, sometimes mischievous, and sometimes downright dangerous!

Readers ages 10—18 who cherish books like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, A Wrinkle Time and Diary of a Tokyo Teen will delight in this graphic novel adventure. The comic book format will appeal to anime and manga fans while introducing the ancient spirit world that is such an important part of Japanese culture.


About the Author:
Cecile Brun & Olivier Pichard are French comic book artists known collectively as Atelier Sento. Through traditional techniques using watercolors and colored pencils, their work conveys an unusual side of Japan—of small villages in the mountains, colorful matsuri festivals and forgotten spirits of an ancient world.

Marie Velde is a freelance photographer and translator in Santa Monica, CA. She is the translator of Tokyo on Foot, My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy and other books.