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The Discovery of Anime and Manga
The Asian Hall of Fame

Written by Phil Amara and Oliver Chin
Illustrated by Juan Calle

$16.95, hardcover, 40 Pages,
ISBN: 978-1-59702-146-3, 9.5 x 10

Art makes the world go round!

The Discovery of Anime and Manga is the first English children's book on these topics.

Dao is an adorable red panda who can travel back in time and place! He befriends the curious kids Ethan and Emma and transports them in the blink of an eye to Asia. Together they (and appreciative readers) have fun discovering how some very cool creations were invented there. If only every school field trip was like this!

In their latest adventure, the trio return East to see how Japanese comics and animation came to be! Based upon the traditions of drawing and painting, these art forms spread across mass media. Famous creators drew cartoons in newspapers and magazines, then books and comics. Iconic characters dazzled audiences in film and television and then home video and the internet. Together anime and manga swept across the world of entertainment!

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More praise for Anime and Manga

Ethan "This is a wonderful book that every young person will enjoy! By using manga as a way of entertaining and teaching, the authors have created something truly special."
-Dr. Michael Bitz, Founder and Director, The Comic Book Project

"The Discovery of Anime and Manga bursts from the page with energy and colour. Informative and entertaining, it's a beautifully rendered concise introduction to manga and anime for not only children, but comics fans of all ages."
- Dr. Dale Jacobs, Composition and Rhetoric: Department of English, University of Windsor, Canada

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Emma "...told through stunning illustrations by Calle, [this is] a detailed, storied account of the evolution of anime and manga in Japan and eventually around the world. From whimsical drawings in the early twentieth century to kamishibai tales told in on street corners to the ubiquity of adults and children drawing anime and manga embodying otaku in their everyday lives. Everyone should read this history book to get a true understanding about the significance of not just animé and manga, but the power of multimodality on how we think and learn."
- Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Professor of Literacies and Social Innovation, University of Bristol, School of Education

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Leveled Reading

Lexile Level: 760L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): T
GLE (Grade Level): 5
Interest Level: 3-7
Reading Recovery Level (RRL):