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  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241449493
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

Kiki's Delivery Service




Soar into this modern Japanese classic about a young witch and her clever cat with this new translation which will delight fans of the beloved Studio Ghibli movie as well as new readers.

Kiki is a trainee witch. On her thirteenth birthday she must follow tradition and leave home to find a new village. She knows she has to use only her powers to make a living, but Kiki's no good at potions or spells...can she use her flying abilities to make her own way in the world? She sets out with her beloved black cat Jiji on an exciting journey, making new friends along the way.

This magical translation, by Emily Balistrieri, of Eiko Kadono's classic tale Kiki's Delivery Service will enchant fans of the beloved Studio Ghibli film (now on Netflix) and new readers alike.

  • Published: 5 January 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241449493
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Eiko Kadono

Eiko Kadono was born in Tokyo in 1935 and after living in Brazil returned to the ancient Japanese city of Kamakura. Eiko is one of Japan's most prolific and well-known children's authors. She has written and translated over two hundred books and won many awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 2018. Her most famous work is Kiki's Delivery Service which was published in 1985 and made into a hugely popular anime film.

Praise for Kiki's Delivery Service

'A charming and beautifully written story'

author of Amelia Fang, Laura Ellen Anderson

'A magical, joyous read, brought to life by the most beautiful illustrations'

author of Isadora Moon, Harriet Muncaster

For fans of Studio Ghibli films, Eika Kadono's KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE translated by Emily Balistrieri, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton is the ideal read - a touching coming of age story, full of heart and warmth. It is also a story about dealing with change at a young age, and the emotional challenges that presents.

The Scotsman

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