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Another (Another (Manga))

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Christian Robinson's ability to turn elementary shapes into something more is remarkable, a feature I loved about Last Stop on Market Street, which earned him a 2016 Caldecott Honor.

I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books. The highlight of this wordless book by Robinson are its illustrations, which are somewhat evocative of Eric Carle. The various movements and reflections and adventures require readers to twist and turn the physical book, making the original or "assumed" perspective take on new aspects.

Perhaps if you are more familiar with Japanese lore and culture this book will have more meaning to you. I did, however, feel like the book dragged considerably and I grew increasingly frustrated with the main character, Koichi Sakakibara's attempt to unravel the mystery of Mei Misaki and the strange curse of Class 3 at North Yomi school. This wordless book literally opens minds to the prospect of parallel universes, to mirror images and reflections of self in others, to open-minded insights into worlds beyond our own. The secondary characters support Hannah’s tale well and each add value worth to this compassionate story.

When he starts a few days into the month of May, he meets a mysterious girl name Mei Misaki and he is warned about the "North Yomi Fundamentals" - superstitions that apparently exist to prevent the occurrence of untimely accidents. A little girl wakes up to see her cat going through a portal which opened up in her room late at night.The pictures made me think of a combination of Salvador Dali’s paintings mixed with Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory. They become the latest prey of The Collector, a mysterious being capable of great harm and possessed of extraordinary powers. A playful wordless book exploring parallel universes where everyone has an-other - someone who is *almost* just like them, but not exactly. Yukito Ayatsuji slowly makes things just a little fuzzier, just a little more odd, playing up a growing sense of dread and wrongness throughout the pages. He is married to Fuyumi Ono, author of The Twelve Kingdoms and creator of Ghost Hunt, Juuni Kokuki, and the author for a few other manga.

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